JeBari Lewis May 30, 2015 The children featured in Waiting for Superman are the epitome of the issues that plague their communities negatively affecting their education. Personal issues and a flawed education system go hand in hand. Personal issues that each of the featured children faced was crippling poverty. Their situation was made more dire by the fact they were surrounded by uneducated people who had often resulted to crime as a means to elevate their position in life or drugs to escape the reality of their position in life. Their impoverished communities resulted in less taxpayer dollars to fund the school which in educating the students would be able to provide the children with a chance at succeeding and eventually funneling
With the changes to the economy there will come time for changes for family resource organizations, I think the family of Woodstock has stuck with the rapid change when it comes to serving the people in their community. I think with more rapid changes I think the Woodstock organization picked up the pace and came up ways to get a hold of more resources to provide families to keep them going even though the economy is kind of not letting them make it. Values, attitudes, and beliefs change for any organization that has been around for their community for over 40 years but the Woodstock organization has tried to keep to their roots and continue to believe that they can still make a difference in people’s lives and the attitude that comes with that is that they never give up on what they set out to do and that’s help those families that are in need. The value of this company is to serve each family with the proper help and resect and have them leaving feeling good about the service they just received and to know that this organization will always be there for them. This company has shown me what it takes to be a
Poverty has increased due to a high unemployment rate, lower wages for many people, and a decreasing amount of public assistance benefits. Since the start of the recession, many people have lost their jobs and have been unable to find new employment or have been forced to work for wages far lower than they had previously been paid. In 1996, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, which provided cash assistance to poor families with children, was replaced with a grant program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). This program has not been able to keep up with inflation causing a higher poverty level among the already poor which has resulted in families not being able to afford housing (“Why are People Homeless,”
Gentrification takes place in many areas and can affect many people through the affected community. Essentially this form of movement normally occurs in low income neighborhoods where people don’t have the means to develop and maintain their place of residency. As a result of this lack of development many promising young men and women many who grew up in the community see the possibilities that the cities could produce which they embrace full heartedly. Unfortunately as a result of this change many people may lose their jobs, homes, and complete way of living because there either too poor to take part in the change or they refuse to change creating a realm of by standards.
Growing up in a town that is heavily populated with low income families, I felt like I had seen most of the struggles first hand not knowing all the issues behind and kept inside the homes of each family. I feel like it is a major issue in America and not enough is being done to help stop it. Food availability is something that goes at the top of the chain. If food is not available then hunger sets in, which results in not getting adequate nutrition. Even though that is a simple chain it causes a tremendous amount of health issues for many
Poverty in Athens, Ohio Because of poor economies and lack of education people in Athens Ohio are suffering and need help to provide, shelter, pay bills, and feed their families. Over 40 million people live in poverty in the U.S.A, and 5% out of 31% are kids in poverty. People in poverty loose many jobs like coal mining and other contractual jobs because they moved overseas or they got closed down. People in poverty need houses. When they get one, they would need money for food and utilities.
Dela Cruz 1 One big issue we have in our country is the United States education because our American children seems to be falling behind. In Michael Moore's essay, Idiot Nation, shows an evidence to why our children are struggling and not getting the education that they are suppose to. After reading his essay, this concludes that our kids are struggling and falling behind for the following reasons: library loss because of budget cuts, our kids are being bribed for wrong reasons and not all kids are getting the freedom that they deserve. "The U.S has been perceived upon as a country of hard workers, overachievers, and gifted people all having vigorous work ethic."  Different people from different countries look up to America not just the country of freedom but also the “land of oppurtunity”.
From the 20th century to the present, this gap has substantially widened. Due to this increase, suburb areas and large cities like the city of Houston have had budget cuts occur in their school systems as the economy has worsened. Of course, the budget cuts have affected the poor areas more because of the simple yet saddening fact that the poor had no money to begin with. The Chicago Tribune News Paper went on to observe this trend by having Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane conduct a study to see the difference between parents in rich and poor areas who place their children in enrichment programs like music or tutoring. Enrichment programs have been proven to improve the quality of the education a child a receiving.
It has been proven that often times the educators are not properly trained or have the skill set as many educators in the upper class communities. Without bridging the gap between the two demographic communities there will always be a learning deficit in the poor communities, without proper preparation the minority students will lack comprehension skills to succeed in adulthood. This gap will continue to hold the minority children hostage to a future of poverty and perhaps become and remain unemployable. The No Child Left behind Act needs to be restructured to allow all students the advantage to be successful
The neighborhoods where blacks and Hispanics live are made up of families where both parents usually work at lower wages to make ends meet. The children who live in these neighborhoods do not have the same advantages as those students who live in the more expensive suburbs. They are forced to attend the neighborhood public schools. Their parents would never be able to afford private schools or live in the suburbs. In Jonathan Kozol’s essay, Still Separate, Still Unequal, he writes “One of the most disheartening experiences for those who grew up in the years when Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall were alive is to visit public schools today that bear their names or names of other honored leaders of the integration struggles that produced the temporary progress that took place in the three decades after Brown v the Board of Education and to find out how many of these schools are bastions of contemporary segregation” (Kozol 240).