GROUP PROJECT #1 : The High Cost of Being Poor Your team needs to read Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (listed in the optional texts section below). Discuss the obstacles faced by the working poor as illustrated in this book, and research the cost of living for a single parent of two children in Los Angeles while working a minimum wage job. For example, how much is an apartment? Utilities? Bus fare? Health care? Food? Clothes? Opening a bank account? You will present your findings to the class in a 15-20 minute presentation on Tuesday September 21 and turn in a 6-9 page report that day. Your grade will be based on the following criteria: • Actual costs of living : be sure to include all of the specific costs associated with living in Los Angeles that a real-life single parent would actually incur. Would this
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