I Am Truly A Believer That Education

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I am truly a believer that education is the solution to break the cycle of generational poverty. It was such a coincidence that I was assigned to play the role of a public school teacher in the Poverty simulation. This paper explains my actions and decisions as the public school teacher and how my action and decisions could have impacted individuals, families and the community. Finally, I conclude this paper with my recommendation as a business leader to address poverty locally and regionally.


First few minutes into the simulation it was difficult for me to visualize my class mates as suffering from poverty. When I looked at the name tag my class mates were wearing, which had a picture, name and age of a real person, it changed my whole perspective to the simulation. Each of them had a story and it became too real too soon that these were real people out there with real problems. I had a 16 year old girl in my class who was 7 months pregnant and was unable to locate her body friend. Didn’t have a clue of how she was going to take care of her baby, how she is going to pay her hospital bills and what she was going to do to have a sustainable income at the age of 16 to take care of a baby. She was looking to me for assistance and guidance. I was truly overwhelmed with the number of students in my class and only had the time and resource to do just the bare minimum. This girl was an intelligent and good student. As her teacher I had an opportunity to guide

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