Low–income families usually have limited education which decreases their capability to provide a motivating and encouraging environment for their children. For example, children from low-income families learn and speak the language that is used at home which often is not English and are less likely to be well read then their better off counterparts. The situation of poverty is a repeated cycle that reoccurs because the parents do not recognize the signi... ... middle of paper ... ... 2012. Ferguson, HB , S Bovaird , and MP Mueller . "The impact of poverty on educational outcomes for children."
The achievement gap between these schools and more fortunate schools is wide. As well, these schools do not have the funding to afford supplies and materials to provide an education that meets standards. The social diversity in our schools today is just one of the many factor’s poverty has introduced into our nations classrooms. This makes both teaching and learning much more difficult. Social issues have a significant impact on the development of a child’s education.
Without the ability to remember knowledge taught in school curriculums, these children will receive lower grades than most classmates. The lack of strong cognitive skills in needy children is caused by both chronic stress and preoccupation with their lack of money (Stromberg). The situation around them disables children to thoroughly think about homework problems and test questions. As a result of mental illness and cognitive weakness, minors lose confidence in their own academic performance. Matt Repka
For that amount of children to be living that low in life is unacceptable, but because of how education is in these areas where the children are living in are bad, they don’t have much hope for their future. Education is the only outlook these kids have for a better future and if that is corrupt or interfered with than there is a really good chance of them not being able to escape the poverty. Although there are millions of teachers that do strive to provide the best for his or her
The literature that is provided to teach these children is not efficient and effective. Many low-income families have no choice in the matter because they cannot afford the fees for attendance to private schools. Some families have the opportunity of obtaining a voucher that helps pay for the tuition. Many see this voucher as a way of abandoning public school instead of trying to fix it. Whatever the advantages of education for young people, many are not attending school on a regular basis.
Some of the hardship they must go through in order to get education, are the dwindling amount of resources that prohibits a student of reaching the required amount of academic studies. Having little as to no time to focus on school, caused by work or labor that must be done outside of school in order to live is a headache. The school, neighborhood, and even their lives at home are affecting the child’s ability of success in advancing with learning as well as social ability in school. It is devastating to know that they can not proceed into the future because of the fact that they are experiencing with hardships in contrast to wealthy families. Poverty affects student education in various ways adding an extra amount of stress, stress that some will never be able to fathom; that is something that no one wants to preserve in their mind.
“The disparate funding for public schools and between states and within metropolitan areas has turned some public schools into meccas for affluent students and others into decaying infrastructures with overcrowded classrooms and soaring drop-out rates” (PBS). People who attend the schools that cannot get their hands on the funds fall behind from those who attend highly funded schools. If a school is underfunded students are less enthusiastic since they have inferior supplies and run down building. It is unfair to people to have less opportunity simply because they live in a low income community. These individuals have difficulty leaving the low income neighborhoods due to lack of opportunities and struggle to give their children a better life.
Education is strongly advocated as the pathway to providing children with greater life opportunities, unfortunately inequalities in the accessibility to resources and quality education is a key contributor to the continuation of poverty (Marginson, n.d, p.2). Children raised in poverty commonly underachieve because they can struggle with high expenses that may be associated with educational activities and resources (Weale, 2014). Making things worse these children often have inadequate clothing, limited stock of healthy food and reduced access to basic health services, further separating them from their wealthier peers (Gorski, 2013, p.49). Keep this in mind when planning and preparing homework, many children may not have access to computers. Setting tasks that do not require electronical resources, supports a more level playing field for