The Threat of Poverty to Children

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The Threat of Poverty to Children Poverty in the United States is a significant problem due to its effect on children in the educational system. It is difficult to overcome the boundaries imposed by the socioeconomic status one is born into due to several cultural and environmental factors. One way to combat this significant threat is through more funding into schools and programs in areas of low income and assistance to parents. According to George Morrisson, in 2003 children composed approximately thirty- five percent of the 35.9 million individuals living in poverty. It is a much greater risk for children living in single-parent homes with their mother as head of the household. Minority groups and those living in rural southern states or inner-city areas also have a high poverty rate. These areas have a decreased support for education, meaning the children living in poverty will attend schools with fewer resources and less equipped facilities. Students of these areas face several problems: they often do not receive the
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