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The Locust Effect

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The Locust Effect will take you on a gripping journey that will forever change the way you see poverty & leave you with the hope that we can help make the poor safe enough to thrive.
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In today's world as in such in countries like India or Pakistan the poor are not justified to the law and have violence in their everyday lives. It feels as if they are not allowed to speak out. Woman don't have rights and are assaulted and raped without anyone doing something about it. For example Malala Yousazai when she spoke up about education for everyone the Taliban thought it would be okay to kill her as she was going against them. They have not doe anything much about ti because simple they are poor and there is now law for the poor to follow. The UN said a way to solve this is to have the same justice system for the poor and that that will change their everyday. I think the fact that this book was written that hopefully soon enough people will change the ways they treat and look at the poor.

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Study: poverty risk factors affect school performance - The Daily Pennsylvanian

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Study: poverty risk factors affect school performance
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Poverty does not affect a school's performance as significantly as having students with risk factors associated with poverty, a recent Penn study found.
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It is said that a student being poor is not a factor on its own that affects the school performance . In the article it was mentioned that for example students who as  are homeless , maltreatment, lead exposure and have poor prenatal care, will impact them and other students educational experience. I agree with this point as for example if a student needs to provide for family or themselves then they have to committee their free times to work which an average student will committee to after school fun activities. There for this says that students don't have time or energy or simply a good area to learn in and process and go academically. It also says that the more poor kids attend the same school the more students fail. If a student is poor then they are also at a disadvantage of not being able to afford for example books and material needed. I feel that people do not really try to help the poor neighborhoods and poor children as they usually seem them as bad children because they choose the wrong path as there was nobody to guide them in school or out side school. I feel as if even the school does not try much after all to really try to understand the children and make sure to help them do the best they can in life to get out of poverty.   


There could be a way for school to deal with students who are behind with homework and understand for subjects. For example a school could set up an hour or two in school where children can stay to study in peace and do all their homework. LIke that children have a better study environment. Such schools could for example try to reach out to every student and try to guide them the best way they can i feel as if its mostly affects children when they are in their teenage years and there for the school should work with each individual for example and get them to make a goal for the future in life and school. They should monitor them so students would achieve their goals and stay on the right path. 


I  feel that  students who attend schools have high turnover rates, the curriculum, teachers and other students are impacted, often negatively. If they live in a troubled neighborhood and a neighborhood which is poor then both children and teenagers choose the wrong paths as they see nothing for them selfs in the future and so does nobody around them. I feel as if everyone should be given a chance to change they way they live starting within school and i feel that the teachers should be responsible to try and help them as much as possible.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training | Poverty  Assignment | Scoop.it
For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

Via Samuel Tan
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In today's world, a college degree is something that is very important to have in order to have an good and stabled employment. The challenge for the people in poverty is the high expenses for college. This is increasingly beyond the reach for millions of youths and their families in not just to people who are in poverty but to even families who are in middle class economically. I think that this article is interesting as it tells us the problem with the educational system in our current generation, and also telling us the good solution to giving students from a low income family a chance to prove their worth and have a bright future. All this could start in high school by preparing them the best they can in order for the students to attend college. 

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Shameerza's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:04 AM

Using see-think-wonder, i can see that poverty is pretty linked to education. I mean like without education, you can't find a stable job therefore no income and by no income, there's nothing you can buy to feed yourself. Also in some poorer countries, some are uneducated and didn't know about any methods to prevent more births.Therefore it's overpopulated in many poor countries such as Africa. I think that education is important to everyone, it's a need to acquire knowledge and use it for good use.

Jueniewann SpotOn Sniper's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:07 AM

well through this article, people have been educated. they might have been taught of the problem of poverty. thus they might be able to play a role in helping the problem. another thing is that through education, they are able to find jobs more easily. they will also be able to feed their own family. so the more people get jobs, the lesser people will turn to poverty. thus through education, the problem of poverty might just be lessen down!

Merci Goh's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:10 AM

Using the See Think Wonder routine. From this Acticle I can see the Education is link to Poverty. Without Education we will not have the knowledge and without education knowledge we will not have jobs to help us earn money to make a living. People who does not have educations will not have jobs and will not have earning which leads to poverty. Families without Education will not be able to take care of thier children and they will get sick and may lead to death. I wonder why people don't feel thankful for having education, other people who wants education does not even get to have.