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Poverty and Education

The gap between rich and poor is growing larger. Poorer students are lagging behind their wealthier counterparts. In a modern world where education is a necessity, how do we educate those who have so many barriers? This collection will provide you with information, teaching strategies and resources to help you boost your low-income learners and provide them with the education and support they deserve.
A Collection By Amy Watson
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Poverty and Education
  • Amy Watson says:
    It can be easy to think of poverty that occurs in far off countries. The truth is, it's in our own backyards. These frightening statistics will highlight this. Choose a few facts that are relevant to your school district or age group and start advocating for change.
  • Amy Watson says:
    This incredibly informative article gives a detailed description of how poverty effects education. Whilst it may come as no surprise it is important to remember that students from low socioeconomic backgrounds are seemingly aware of their lowered status from an early age.
  • Amy Watson says:
    If you have found yourself in a low income school and are struggling to get through to your students, then this article will help you. Students learn in a variety of ways, but this article focuses on the barriers that poverty places in learning.
  • Amy Watson says:
    As this TedX Talk states, it's easy to say that we are doing our bit to eliminate the gap in education that is caused by poverty. But are we? I like the comment that we need to create 'equitable access to opportunity' in order to create success. Hopefully this is a motto that can help remember how important it is invest in young people's education, regardless of economic background.
  • Freedom Writers

    Website
    freedomwritersfoundation.org
    freedomwritersfoundation.org
    Amy Watson says:
    This organization helps young people through writing. By giving them hope through education, the lives of many 'at risk' teens can be turned around. Freedom Writers offer many programs that may be of great use to inspire your low income and low motivated learners.
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