Breaking Poverty: The Difficult Attempts to Receive a Proper Education by Students from Impoverished Families

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Breaking Poverty: The Difficult Attempts to Receive a Proper Education by Students from Impoverished Families Being deprived of resources which are essential in everyday life is poverty. In the United States, poverty is a growing problem, but in other areas of the world, it has been part of their history. Stereotypical images representing poverty are “fallen down shacks and trashed out public housing, broken windows, dilapidated porches,” and “barefoot kids wish stringy hair” (George, 2004). Not all cases of poverty are as severe as this example, when I think of poverty; I picture thin and dirty men and women wearing tattered clothing and single parents struggling to provide for their children by working multiple jobs for low wages. In …show more content…
Also Bell Hooks (2004) accounts of an interaction with a young black woman in one of her classes who was receiving state aid but had not worked in years. People who use systems and programs to help themselves when they don’t need it will continue because it is human nature to act selfish.
The solution to helping people in poverty may not be found with trying to identify which person needs assistance, but instead it may lie within simply attempting to eliminate poverty’s existence. Ridding of poverty by gaining enough money to live above the poor class can be accomplished. Working a job is the most common way to earn money. Finding a job with a high enough wage to break the cycle of poverty is tough though, especially if you aren't qualified enough for those jobs. Obtaining an education is the only way to become qualified for a job, but because it is harder for the poor to acquire a proper education, impoverished people are more likely to struggle for the rest of their lives with poverty.
One way the poor have difficulties obtaining an education results from lacking essential supplies for proper learning and the inability to acquire such supplies. This is comparable to poverty’s meaning of being deprived of resources. Some items needed in a proper education include pens, pencils, and notebooks and without them learning is extremely difficult.
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