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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

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Federal education policy seems blind to the relationship between poverty and student performance.

 

An interesting op-ed that focuses on the educational performance in the United States and poverty.  The authors feel that class is an obvious factor in educational performance, but that educational policies do not reflect the geographic factors that lead to uneven results. 


Via Seth Dixon, Cheryl Toh
Mindy Tan's insight:

From this article, I can see that children that are poorer actually get lower results as compared to those that are well fed. I think it is because they dont have a good environment to study in, do not have well-educated parents to guide them along and teach them and most importantly, they are not well-fed and they do not have enough nutritions to help them think or concentrate better. I wonder why they would  put the 'rich' and 'poor' kids together? Putting them together will only result in the richer kids looking down on the poorer kids.

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Jia Hui's curator insight, January 26, 2014 1:10 PM

My insights using (See-Think-Wonder, 4Cs, Step Inside or Reporter’s Notebook ) thinking routines:

Students living in middle or high-income families are exposed to more learning experiences than the children living in poverty because they can afford to pay for tuition classes and learning journeys organised by their schools, while the less fortunate ones could not. Eventhough, many schools will subsidised heavily for the fees of these learning journeys, there may be still a few of the children who cannot go for it. After reading this article, I feel that we should all return what we receive from the society by helping the poorer children receive better educations and therefore, benefitting them to get a better job for a more stabilised life in future.

rlavinya's curator insight, February 23, 2014 8:26 AM

It saddens be that children can't be educated just cause of their lack of money.Poverty an educations plays a huge role in a child's life.WIthout education how are they gona lead in life?Why can't the poor be edcuated for free?

rlavinya's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:02 AM

Education and poverty.In simple terms mostly if a child does not have enough money it'll affect their education. It saddens be that children can't be educated just cause of their lack of money.Poverty an educations plays a huge role in a child's life.WIthout education how are they gona lead in life?Why can't the poor be edcuated for free?What puzzles be the most is why isn't it free for those who cant afford it?

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Poverty and Water in Africa

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Learn how poverty relief in Africa begins with access to clean water. Discover how water can help end poverty and hunger.

Via Joycelyn ت✡
Mindy Tan's insight:

The picture shows a woman collecting dirty water. After reading the article, I understand that poverty can be caused by many different factors.  However, the main reason for poverty in Africa is the lack of clean drinking water. Due to  the lack of clean water, the people in Africa could not carry out their activities like growing food. People have to waste their time to collect clean water and it is very time consuming. The Water Project is having a fund raise and will work with local partners to provide closer access to clean water for the Africans. We should donate in order to help them.

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Joycelyn ت✡'s curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:24 PM

The picture depicts a woman collecting dirty water. After reading the article, I understand that poverty can be caused by many factors.  However, the main reason for poverty in Africa is the lack of clean drinking water. With the lack of clean water, the people in Africa could not carry out their activities like growing food. People have to waste their time to collect clean water and it is very time consuming. If clean water is available in the village and agriculture is sustainable, children can go to school instead of collecting water throughout the day. Parents can practise agriculture and setup small businesses. For this to be possible, The Water Project is having a fundraise and will work with local partners to provide closer access to clean water for the Africans. We should donate for their well-beings and do a part in helping to break the cycle of poverty in Africa.

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Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world

Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world | Poverty Assignment | Scoop.it
A new report from Oxfam sheds light on rapidly growing extreme inequality and how it worsens poverty around the world, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott prepares to spruik Australia’s G20 agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

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Mindy Tan's insight:

After reading this article, I think that it is very unfair to have richer countries while not knowing those poorer countries, the wealth should be shared among each country, that is then what true equality really means. I also believe that we should not let extreme economic inequality rise as everyone is entitled to have a good house, jobs, etc.  Good things are meant to be shared and enjoyed with. I really hope that poverty would stop around the world. After all, we are all living in one big round globe.

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Cherilyn Kee's curator insight, January 22, 2014 5:41 AM
A new report from Oxfam sheds light on rapidly growing extreme inequality and how it worsens poverty around the world.   I think that it is very unfair to have richer countries while not knowing those poorer countries, the wealth should be shared among each country, that is then what true equality really means.  I also believe that we should not let extreme economic inequality rise as everyone is entitled to have a good house, jobs, etc.  If we were to put ourselves into their shoes, i am sure that what we would experience is defitnitely not like the lives that we richer countries live everyday. It is not right for the rich individuals and companies to hide away such a huge sum of money from the tax office around the word, one should defitnitely not be so greedy, good things are meant to be shared and enjoyed with.  I really hope that poverty would stop around the world. After all, we are all leaving in one big round globe.