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Contemporary Issue

Poverty and Education


Steven Clark and
Melinda Dwyer
Ivy Tech Community College

INTASC Standard #2
Learning Differences
The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and
communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to
meet high standards.

Description
For this assignment, we discussed, researched and created this PowerPoint on the
issues of children living in poverty and the effects on their education.

Rationale
To identify the issues of children living in poverty
And the effects on their education.

2014 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48


CONTIGUOUS STATESAND THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA

Persons in
family/household

Poverty guideline

For families/households with more than 8 persons,


add $4,060 for each additional person.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

$11,670
15,730
19,790
23,850
27,910
31,970
36,030
40,090

State of Indiana

Fishers Elementary

Greenwood Elementary

Indianapolis Public Schools

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools


Dont Teach To Their Expertise
Math

All Public
Schools
High-Poverty
Schools

English

History

Physical Science

35.8%

33.1%

58.5%

59.1%

51.4%

41.7%

61.2%

61.2%

Source: Adapted from Dispelling the Myth Revisited: Preliminary Findings from a
Nationwide Analysis of "High-Flying Schools, by C. D. Jerald, 2001, Washington, DC:
The Education Trust.
Figure 2.9. Percentage of Teachers Outside Their Subject Expertise Assigned to Teach in High-Poverty Schools

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Worried about clothing.


Worried about food.
Worried of the home life.
Tired.

Laws against truancy


Obama Healthcare Law
Free and reduced meals
Breakfast and lunch (reduced price & healthier)
Friday snack bags or serving dinner.
Summer and school breaks meals
Grants and Subsidies to attend school of choice
21st Century Scholarships
Online schools
Teachers and Councilors providing clothing
&/ or other needs to students of poverty.
Holiday Help for Families
Showers in the schools

All State Universities


Provide Free Paid tuition for all students!
Cash incentives for students to
attend high school and/ or
achieving good grades.

Free technology, healthcare, and


programs for individuals funded
by the Government.

Erase poverty by addressing


the causes of poverty.

Cash transfers to poor families, with eligibility linked to school attendance, can help to counter
the effects of poverty. Such a program has been successfully employed in Mexico, where it both
improved enrolment and average years of schooling achieved.
Early childhood nutrition programs can ensure that children are physically prepared for
school. Children damaged by malnutrition are more likely to start school late, learn less, and to
drop out. In Kenya, for example, a relatively cheap deworming program improved school
attendance by seven percentage points.
Ensuring that schools have the necessary teachers, resources and infrastructure is
essential. Flexible timing of classes can also reduce the indirect costs of sending children to
school
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-theinternational-agenda/efareport/reports/2011-conflict/

Have compassion and understanding.


Report if one suspects child is abused.
Have extra clothing and other supplies in classroom.
Make sure there are plenty of healthy snacks.
Respect and try not to judge the adults in the home.
Love and find the good in every child.
Praise him or her for their accomplishments.
Help raise and support the child. It takes a village to
raise a child-

Everyone has something good about them.


You have to find the redeeming quality and
love the person for that. How about Hitler,
what was his redeeming quality?
He loved dogs.

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