Children and families from poverty stricken backgrounds remain at a loss. Negative stereotyping of a family or child leads to educators creating a negative image of these families and therefore the students are already at a disadvantage not getting the attention they should from an educator. Every child is different and has different needs whether they come from a rich background, or abject poverty. Low- income and minority students are often viewed by school practitioners as “not ready” for school (Fergus). Before they even commit to an education, they are segregated based on demographics, not their learning
Whatever the advantages of education for young people, many are not attending school on a regular basis. Many studies have been done that confirm that there is a vast difference in academic performance between children from high and low-income communities. Education is necessary but education alone does not make it equal between the privilege and poor children as many think it should. Decreasing poverty and inequality first, will raise educational enrollment and performance of students to succeed without regard to their environment situations, race, and gender. Funding is one way that affects the quality of the education system.
Many become irritated with education they see as being irrelevant to their lifestyle. Academic struggles to the point no one cares, resulting in a loss of hope and desire. Some even feel as though they were forced out by school staff members, because they were considered too difficult to teach (Convissor, n.d). Presently forty one percent of low SES student drop outs leave school without having gaged employment (Milman, 2013), which often leads to a cycle of poverty (Adams, 2014). As a teacher it is important to be aware of the disparities between social status and education.
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."
It results in an unfair system where all children do not have the chance to compete in society and reach types of independence including intellectual and financial. This imbalance increases the gaps between the educated and uneducated, often intensifying the gaps between the associated poor and affluent people. Communities with low education... ... middle of paper ... ...of children from different economic classes (Frankema). Efforts targeted at poor and indigenous are also not showing to make huge changes in primary enrollment and achievement rates (Mier et al 2003). The funding and quality of the school, including classes, teachers, materials, and the involvement of family in the students’ academic efforts are other factors to consider.
Then to compensate poorer districts, the state provides sufficient funds to lift the poorer districts to an estimat... ... middle of paper ... ...eets. The lack of equal quality education is producing a generational cycle of poverty in the country that is casting a gloomy burden on our schools and society for the future. Many individuals stay in poverty because they don't know there is a choice and have no one to teach them how to overcome it and become successful. Schools are the only place where students can learn the choices of other social classes. The chances of them overcoming the heavy obstacles that await them without the skills the need are very slim.
A lack of education can lead to this poverty, and a student’s parents’ views on education can affect how their child values theirs. Poverty can also lead gifted students to not reach their full potential, for impoverished students do not always have the same opportunities as their peers. Less poverty, often times,
Most mental illnesses damage a child’s ability to behave in society. Mental illnesses can also negatively affect how well a child performs in school. Exposure to poverty is also linked to weakened cognitive ability (Pyke). With poor cognitive ability, solving complex problems and retaining long-term memories is more difficult. Without the ability to remember knowledge taught in school curriculums, these children will receive lower grades than most classmates.
Poverty affects both learning and social behavior, however, there are resources available that can negate the affects of it. Poverty has one of the largest negative effects on education and learning within poverty-stricken communities and other areas. As stated, poverty makes needed resources inaccessible because there is no viable funds to assist those in poverty of acquiring said resources. The United States has one of the greatest gaps between rich and the poor in which minorities primarily reside in the lower income bracket (Capra, 2009). Due to this, research has shown that there is a large gap between disadvantaged and advantaged students.
They have limited time and financial resources, making it hard to create a good support system. Most parents cannot afford the technology necessary and tutors for their children. “When children do not have a positive learning environment at home, it negatively affects their academic achievement level in school” (Lucy Hart). This study addresses a number of issues regarding the poor having less access to good education and technology. School environments play a major role in academic success.