Poverty Is A Hot Topic On The Current World Of Politics

1467 Words Nov 15th, 2015 6 Pages
Fidele Mugalu
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November 11, 2015
Growing in Poverty

Poverty is currently not a hot topic in the current world of politics. Every candidate wants to tackle the upper or the middle class and often forget about those living in poverty. Poverty can affect anyone and effect everyone in our society. One may wonder what poverty is and why poverty is a big issue or does it have a large impact on our societies. Webster’s dictionary defines poverty as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. In a world that is full of the latest and the most advanced possessions and technologies to enhanced our way of life, it seems that there is a remedy for almost anything that you can imagine. However, when it comes to someone living in poverty, the access to these things and the necessities of life are not readily available. When one does not have the necessities to live in a socially acceptable environment it causes lack in the areas of childhood development and education, nutrition and health, and economic development.
Families that live in poverty don’t have access to the education for a various reasons. Although transportation is provided by schools, parents lack the ability to provide resources for the child to attend school, such as, food, clean clothes and school supplies. Education is very important in childhood development. In a recent article, Edward Kennedy states, “Young children…
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