Children who live in poverty are more likely to be in harm’s way. Harm can be considered both physical abuse and mental abuse. When a child is abused it affects them everywhere they go. They cannot hide from their life. When children go to school, their home life follows them. “In 2009-2010, 9 percent of all secondary students attended high-poverty schools: 75% were eligible for free or reduced lunches. 21% of Black and Hispanics attended high-poverty schools, compared to 2 percent of Whites and 7% of Asians” (Rumberger 1). Communities that do not have many resources for the children living in them, are more likely to have a negative influence on the adolescents because they have no rewarding activities to keep them busy after school. Therefore, they search for other things to do, which could result in drugs or becoming a gang member. Many of these students drop out of hi...
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