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
One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to a student’s academic success in poverty stricken schools is that they are unwilling and unable to learn. This is not the case. Yes a child can determine their own education by choosing to do their work and be willing to learn, but you must take into consideration their circumstances. Most of these schools are very diverse, which leads them to be exposed to gangs, drugs, and violence. The achievement gap between these schools and more fortunate schools is wide.
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
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.
Consequently, they miss out the negative influences for homeschooling. However, homeschooling has many negative impacts on children such as lack of social interaction, loss of school activities, and parents unable to manage their time to teach. Students, who study at home, do not have the opportunity to socialize with other children. For some reasons, parents want their children to study at home. Consequently, it makes their children miss out essential social skills.
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
With the lack of proper education, generations of kids are growing up without the basic, essential knowledge to be able to compete in the workplace. As a result of this, the U.S. stands a chance in losing its superpower reign of the world. Therefore, it is not only a social concern, but also a major economical issue. Another alarming concern is the high rate of student dropouts. Now, instead of all students receiving a poor education, some are not getting one at all.
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.
For example, when a student from a low income family enters a school that is suffering from receiving a high budget allowance, that student, who most likely needs increased attention within the school, is not able to be provided with the education needed to grow to a level equivalent with others of his age because of the removal of extra programs within that school along with overcrowded classrooms forced upon teachers. As a result, the student’s learning is hindered, and they now have to work harder in years later just to try and be at an average level (Feldman). It is not simply a student with a certain background who is being affected by lack of funds within educational services either. Students everywhere are faced with a paucity of opportunities for a sound basic education which damages their constitutional rights, according to Rebell (Rebell, “Safeguarding the Right” 1855). Scarcity of sound basic education for children leads to poor learning habits and needs; therefore, a child’s ability to learn becomes insufficient, which causes difficulties for him in later years of his life (Rebell, “Safeguarding the Right” 1860-61).
This paper will look at ways in which these causes can be combated and at the same time evaluated in regards to it’s positive and negative aspects. Education has long been a problem in society, because the lack of this essential tool of survival doesn’t allow for growth of any sort. It is a known fact that the risk of poverty usually decreases as people get more schooling. Poor education can be either a cause of poverty or an effect. Young people who drop out of school may be poor because they lack the required skills needed to get good jobs, therefore adding to a system that forces them to only be able to live in low-income, economically starving areas.