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Facts About Students, Poverty, and Parenting Skills -the children with the highest rates of having multiple risks are from families with low incomes or families in which neither parent works -eventually many at-risk students drop out of school altogether -more low income children in minority families than in majority families are at-risk for failure -low income communities often mean under funded school districts and poorer schools (no computer equipment, current textbooks, ect) -connections between home and school may be influenced by social network and social class -when children have atleast one parent who communicates high expectations for academic achievement, the children stay in school and perform well -in these poverty-stricken neighborhoods, children are more often raised by people who are not their parents compared to high-income communities -children that come into class hungry and are unable to concentrate in class -The rise in both divorce rates and out-of-wedlock births in the last
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