Low Income Families : High Income

774 Words Jul 12th, 2016 4 Pages
Low Income Families According to Tough (2016), “In 2013, for the first time, a majority of public-school students in this country -51 percent, to be precise- fell below the federal government’s low income cutoff, meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch” (pg. 58). Children whom come from low income families are more than likely to struggle in school. They may or may not come from single family homes. As well as they may have both parents at home, but their parents may not be able to be active in their education. They may not have a way to participate in school activities, or attend conferences. Low income families steam from uneducated parents. Some of these families have parents that did not finish school, or they struggled in school. These parents tend to be less active in their child’s education because they do not understand the work themselves. Some of them skip out on parent teacher conferences because they do not want to feel threaten. They feel that they may not understand what the teacher is talking about, and do not want to feel uneducated. According to Zachrisson and Dearing (2015), “Low family income heightens the risk of stress in the home environment, resulting in heightened levels of conflict, parenting strain, and chaos” (pg. 425). These types of homes make the children feel uncomfortable, and they feel as if they do not have any support from home. These students come home from school to homes that are divided, and feel as if they…
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