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'Can't afford to die': British families on low incomes struggle with ...

'Can't afford to die': British families on low incomes struggle with ... | poverty assigment Benjamin_2-3c | Scoop.it
"Government must act now before the current issue of funeral poverty becomes an even more significant future crisis. As a society we don't talk enough about dying. But nor do public policy makers. We must find a way to open ...
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some people  cant even afford their own funeral, this shows how poor they are, government should help this people who are living in  poverty and stop this before it gets worst 

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Oxfam: richest 85 people in the world have as much as poorest 3.5 billion - Telegraph.co.uk

Oxfam: richest 85 people in the world have as much as poorest 3.5 billion - Telegraph.co.uk | poverty assigment Benjamin_2-3c | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Oxfam: richest 85 people in the world have as much as poorest 3.5 billion Telegraph.co.uk The richest 85 people in the world have accumulated as much wealth as over half the world's population combined, according to a new survey...
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the richest people in the world have as much wealth as 3.5 billion people have. And i am wondering why even though people who are more wealthy are not giving more to the poor. if more then 85 of hem give, surely poverty will be combated in no time. people should come together to help make money not just for them selves but also make money for the poor. richer countries can also help countries that has more people suffering in poverty

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Poverty and Education: Solutions?

Poverty and Education: Solutions? | poverty assigment Benjamin_2-3c | Scoop.it

Poverty effects education.  It effects test scores.  It effects teacher and student motivation.

 

Time to rethink all the sloppy attempts at reform.  We are missing the boat.


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Giuseppe Fattori, Jem Muldoon, Les Howard, Sindy Teo, Tricia Chng, Dave Miller
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Poverty affects education, i think that that is very true. when students have to worry about their daily meals, how can they concentrate and study. And when students cant do their work properly, they fail, and when they grow up, they will find it hard to find a job. More should be done to help students who are in need of financial help.

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Ong Yi An's curator insight, February 4, 2013 4:42 AM

Education is something that many people need to do better in society. Without it, it would be very difficult to find a job that can feed your family. If the sole bread winner of a family loses the job and become poor, it will affects the whole family. If there are children who are studying in school, they will also be affected. It will affect them in the academic results, being anti-social, thinking of negative thoughts all day. They may also be late for school or sleep in class, as they want to help the family to do something, by working. By having a part-time job, it loses time that are meant for studying. Therefore, leading them to drop out of sch. Thus affecting their future. But if they work hard, i believe that they can do better in life.   

Bharath Gessian's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:34 AM

Education is one of the most important thing in life and it matters alot. Without it you would not be able to get a proper job and a proper salary. I thought poverty only affects in food, water and socially for a child but i was surprise that education plays a big part when your are poor and it is a big challenge to overcome it. This will afftect the students studying in the school. He will have negative thoughts about himself and will be anti social. They are doing part time job while studying and it will really afect thier studies as it is difficult to multitask.Eventually they drop out or do badly. Hence if they work hard with the right midset, they can definely succeed

Edwin Ong's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:40 AM

Poverty is really getting serious day by day and it causes many problems to humans. It is the starting problem of many problems and this makes a never-ending cycle once started. As seen from the news above, poverty is started and it affects education, followed by the test scores. It even has the ability to affect teacher and student motivation. Therefore concluding that the word "Poverty" is related to just about every possible negative life outcome one could imagine.

After reading this particular article, I felt disappointed and at the same time, worried for the education system there. I am depressed to learn that the school reform efforts actively ignore the research on poverty in education. They focus instead on test scores and even gaps between high scores and low scores! Seeing that efforts have been made to try and fight the effects of poverty but ultimately losing because of being exhausted, dispirited, I felt worried for the people who are living there in poverty. Even the politicians dare not say the word "Poverty", who knows what will hapen next!

In many cases, i truly believe that poverty can be stopped by helping those in need. For example, we can start to make a difference by helping the needies by donating some money to different charities.

Not onl;y helping  charities, we can also start to give some money to elderies when they sell tissues in the market or hawker centres.

I believe that "to give is to receive". We can and have the ability to stop poverty from spreading throughout the world.