The Impacts of Poverty

Approximately one in five children in the United States live in poverty, according to the American Psychological Association, a status that affects more than housing status and food supply. Children from low-income families face increased risk factors in their educational life. Poverty affects student brain development, relationships with peers and the ability to complete a formal education. All of this means that teachers are faced with instructional challenges that go beyond students' desires to learn. On this episode we discuss the impacts of poverty.