Generational Poverty And Poverty

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Research is an integral part of any study. The purpose of this study is to determine if generational poverty and the resulting effects contribute to low reading and math scores on the K-Prep tests of fifth grade students. The research consists of gathering the scores of two very different schools with diverse populations. One school is located in an affluent neighborhood with plenty of resources available for the students. Thornwilde has resources such as the latest in technological advancements, high quality-highly compensated teachers, private tutoring, transportation, and other services to secure a top-notch education.
The second school, John G Carlisle, is in an area where generational poverty is prevalent. Most of the students struggle with poverty, which results in homelessness, lacking basic needs such as food and clothing, little to no technology, low paid teachers who can’t afford to buy supplies, parents who have two to three jobs therefore resulting in little to no parental involvement, neighborhoods with high crime rates, and low socioeconomic status. The school does have limited resources from one organization. Covington Partners, founded in 1999 by Dr. Janice Wilkerson, is a non-profit organization which benefits the students of Covington Independent Schools. Projects range from mentoring to providing resources and housing to scholarships for higher learning. Covington Partners uses data collected by Project Home to determine the needs of the
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