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The War On Poverty 50 Years Later: What Has Changed?

The War On Poverty 50 Years Later: What Has Changed? | Poverty | Scoop.it
The War on Poverty is still being fought 50 years later, and we have yet to make any real strides on the majority of Americans being able to live above the poverty line.

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
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After reading this article, I feel that yes,people are trying to help the people living in poverty but the effort is not there. Why do free lunches  have to be on one day?  Sure,hungry children are not able to learn well but being able to learn well on one day is just not enough. Even if so,why should they be served food that is okay to feed your dogs but not  for you just because you do not want to eat it? Just because they live in poverty does not mean that they have to be looked down on and be treated less nicely than the other kids who are not in poverty.

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Bunaiya Zuhairin's comment, January 28, 2014 10:42 PM
Yes, I agree that hungry children cannot learn. When someone does not eat, he doesn't has the energy to think. When poor children can;t even afford to buy food.. how can they even afford good education??! Donors should be very sincere about what they donate.. giving foods that are equally meant for animals.. are really NOT acceptable ):
Bunaiya Zuhairin's comment, January 28, 2014 10:42 PM
Yes, I agree that hungry children cannot learn. When someone does not eat, he doesn't has the energy to think. When poor children can;t even afford to buy food.. how can they even afford good education??! Donors should be very sincere about what they donate.. giving foods that are equally meant for animals.. are really NOT acceptable ):
Onn Shi Ee's comment, February 6, 2014 10:40 PM
I agree with Jasmine that hungry children cannot learn. When one is in a very difficult position as they have no food , they would do anything for food to fill their stomach. They cannot cope with the high living demand therefore no great progress is being made. People living in poverty are grateful to the donors for anything they give however giving foods that are equally meant for animals are cruel.
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No more tolerating child poverty traps - Kansas City Star

No more tolerating child poverty traps - Kansas City Star | Poverty | Scoop.it
No more tolerating child poverty traps
Kansas City Star
Fifty years after President Lyndon B.
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I agree with this article in the sense that children who are in poverty are not able to get the education that they need.  It is in a way constricting someone's ability to do great things all because of his/her financial state. As said in the article,"if you are poor, you will not get a good education, and without a good education, you will remain poor." These kids should be given the chance to learn and grow and change their life for the better, rather than not being able to learn and expand their knowledge and remain in poverty for the rest of their lives.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/17/4759723/no-more-tolerating-child-poverty.html#storylink=cpy
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In Pictures: Orphans of the Sahara

In Pictures: Orphans of the Sahara | Poverty | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera chronicles the Tuareg struggle for an independent homeland.
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This article shows the countless people ,in Sahara, living in poverty. It's devastating to see how people in other countrise are struggling with poverty. Even basic amenities like hospitals,schools,food and water are a struggle to get. Most of the children there grow up with no education and remain illiterate all their lives.  I feel like this should not be the case and we should be thinking of ways to improve their lives,no human being deserves to live in poverty.

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