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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
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I can see that from this article children who live in poverty get lower results than their much more advantaged peers. I think this is caused by education the child recieves from their parents when they are young, and also their nutrition. Poorer parents might also have little or no education, meaning that they are unable to teach their children on moral values. Also, they are unable to provide them with nutritional foods that might help them in their studies. I wonder why is the government setting high expectations on the children and how they think it might help the poor score higher or the same as their peers. 

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Mindy Tan's curator insight, February 22, 6:44 AM

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.

rlavinya's curator insight, February 23, 5:26 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, 5:02 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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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

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Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

Via Flora Moon
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From this article I can see that how energy is important for anti-poverty projects. I think that energy can help increase the income of these peoople, but also provide them with a better lifestyle as the energy enables them to do certain things like watch television. It also gives them a much better healthcare and education as these two things are largely dependent on energy. However, I wonder whether these people will be able to use the energy efficiently and economically.

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Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 4:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:08 AM

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 4:21 AM

Support offered by government and non-government agencies to people to come out of the poverty line.

 

I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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Childhood poverty leaves its mark on adult genetics - health - 26 October 2011 - New Scientist

Childhood poverty leaves its mark on adult genetics - health - 26 October 2011 - New Scientist | Poverty Assignment by_Quek Ee Pin | Scoop.it
Genomes of adults raised in poor or rich households have distinctive patterns of epigenetic change – perhaps a response to early adversity

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I can see that from this article, ill health and poverty are somewhat interlinked. I think that this is due to the fact that people who live in poverty have less money and therefore and unable to buy much healthier foods, causing them to live with unhealthly and fatty foods such as fast-food. I wonder how the people would be able to help them as a person's health would be determined by their childhood lifestyle.

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Rivers, lakes, wetlands: could water become the world's biggest market? - The Guardian (blog)

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Rivers, lakes, wetlands: could water become the world's biggest market?
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In Uganda, a beer brewer is paying communities to protect wetlands in a bid to secure a steady supply of water for its businesses.

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I can see that from this article, it is clear that countries world-wide are starting to promote activites to conserve water. Also, many companies that require water to do their businesses are using the money to help ensure that the communites are protecting and conserving water. I think that such activities might have a big impact in the future, when there is a shortage of water, causing such companies and the countries to benefit from it, causing poverty to hit the public as they have to pay for the water. I wonder how communities are able to benefit from these activites other than receiving the benefit of money they recieve from the government and companies.

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Wong Jia Yi, Ferene's curator insight, January 30, 2013 8:33 PM

It can be seen that there is a water shortage in certain areas on the Earth. I think it is due to the fact of water wastage by the richer countries and it would be better for the worl if we could be more conservative about it. I wonder if one day if really water will be used as a trading tool. 

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:46 PM

This article shows that many countries are facing poverty due to the shortage of water. As water are used for agricultural, husehold and other purposes thus there is shortage of water and this cause alot of profit lose especially the farmers as water is also part of their 'tool" for agricultural. I wonder if it is possible for the government to increase water untility bill and so prople will use the water more wisely. And most importantly, government should find other ways to stop the shortage of water. 

Tan Ying Shan's comment, January 30, 2013 11:07 PM
it is obvious that water shortage is a controversial issue in some of the countries and in future we might even use the river,lakes and even the sea water as it could be our only source of water by then and because of the shortage of water, the people living in some countries are getting into poverty by the days. i think that we should start conserving water even though we have enough now. We have to plan for the future as water is going to run out someday. I was wondering if in the near future, if the world doesn't have anymore water, what would the people reaction be if they don't start conserving water now.
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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education | Poverty Assignment by_Quek Ee Pin | Scoop.it
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
Quek Ee Pin's insight:

I can see that from this article children who live in poverty get lower results than their much more advantaged peers. I think this is caused by education the child recieves from their parents when they are young, and also their nutrition. Poorer parents might also have little or no education, meaning that they are unable to teach their children on moral values. Also, they are unable to provide them with nutritional foods that might help them in their studies. I wonder why is the government setting high expectations on the children and how they think it might help the poor score higher or the same as their peers. 

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Mindy Tan's curator insight, February 22, 6:44 AM

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.

rlavinya's curator insight, February 23, 5:26 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, 5:02 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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Obesity is about poverty and cheap food, not a lack of moral fibre

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Zoe Williams: It's more palatable to blame diabetes on lifestyle than accept the fact that on a penny-per-calorie basis, a Big Mac is simply cheaper...

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From this article I can see that how poverty and obesity and interlinked with each other. I think that poverty forces people to be only able to buy foods that are cheap, which most of the time are foods rich in fat. Also, these foods are rich in calories, which provide energy for people, which means the poor will also prefer them to healthier foods as it provides them with more energy. This causes them to be unhealthy. I wonder what is being done by the government to help these people and help ease the situation.

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Jewelle Lim Fong Yee's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:52 AM

I see that the obesity and poverty is linked in someways. People who are poorer will not have sufficient money to consume the healthier choose of food. Hence, they are resulted to eating of cheaper food which are rich in calories and high in fats as it provides them with more energy. These food are all fast food which has less nutrients. This leads to obesity and unhealthy diet. I wonder why did the government not take action to help these people and ease their living situation.

Rayn Kang Lam Fong's curator insight, February 2, 2013 7:43 PM

I see that people who are poor eat cheaper but healthier food thus they do not worry about obesity. But those rich people can eat those foods that are expensive but also high in fats

 

I think that we should educate people about this matter so that they can help themselves and not get diseases such as heart problems or diabetes

 

I wonder why the government does not educate the people about this . Less money is better than having more money but having more illnesses.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:57 AM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this articicle, i can see that obesity is actually linked to cheap food. this is because when one does not have the money to buy food, they will go for cheaper options, but it makes it more unhealthy. These foods can be processed foods etc.

It makes me think that cheap food may not be that healthy to one's health after all, so why buy these foods, when it is bad for health? I do understand that people facing poverty may not have the money to buy more nourishing food for themselves, but what about those who do have money to support themselves.

It makes me wonder how people do know that they are consuming unhealthy food, but still continue on eating it, just because it saves a little money.