How Does Poverty Affect Education? | LSU Online. (2017, April 10).

When it comes to poverty and education, many children face difficult situations. According to Carlos Lee in his doctoral dissertation, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Supplemental Educational Services in Large Texas School Districts, “Poverty, regardless of level, is robustly linked to reduced academic achievement.” Students who live in poverty come to school every day without the proper tools for success. As a result, they are commonly behind their classmates physically, socially, emotionally or cognitively.

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