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The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping Upward

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping Upward | Poverty | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau has reported that one out of six Americans lives in poverty. A shocking figure. But it's actually much, much worse.

Via jean lievens
Asik Farieth's insight:

This is my insight using the thinking routines.

I see that poverty even exists in rich countries like the America. I think this could be the due to the government's  main concern on only certain parts of its country. I honestly didn't expect even a single percent of the American citizens to face poverty and 15% beyond my expectation. I wonder if the American government would actually look into these few parts of America facing poverty and what might have been the reasons for the government to not actually realise(I assume) that these parts of the America are facing poverty.

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A Holiday Solution to Water Poverty on American Soil

A Holiday Solution to Water Poverty on American Soil | Poverty | Scoop.it
This holiday season, human rights organization DIGDEEP is bringing clean water to over 250 American homes for the first time ever.

Via Flora Moon
Asik Farieth's insight:

This is my insight using the thinking routine.

I see how water poverty is affecting certain places in Africa and that 40% of the Navajo Indians don't even have a running water or a toilet! I think this might be due to the lack of concern by the government to its people. Water is the most essential in life. If even the most essential thing in life could be an issue, what about the others? I have seen the government in my country taking measures towards attending to its people needs and I believe it is successful on doing that. Hence, I believe, if the governments in all countries have the same goal for it's country, it would be a solution to the water poverty.

 

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For the Love of Learning: The problem is poverty - Joe Bower

For the Love of Learning: The problem is poverty - Joe Bower | Poverty | Scoop.it

"The question isn't whether public education can be improved -- rather, it's how can it be improved. But before we implement a solution, we need to be clear about the real problems that are plaguing public education and, more generally, society.

The problem with Public Education is not low test scores. Poverty is the single largest problem that plagues most education systems."


Via John Evans
Asik Farieth's insight:

This is my insight using the thinking routines.

I see that poverty is actually one of the main reason the childrens' education. I think a possible solution to this would be to use the system that the Finnish government uses(as stated in the blog) to remove poverty from affecting the education. I wonder what measures that the government in countries like the US are taking in order for the equal opportunities for the people for academic achievements. I am indeed proud to say that the government of my country does not have poverty as an excuse for poor education.

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