Children in Poverty

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What is our world coming to? When did we decide it was okay to put our childrenat risk? Every day a child in our so called great nation dies due to inadequate health carebecause their parents cannot afford it. Everyday there is another child that drops out ofschool because there is a lack of incentive to stay there to get an adequate education.

Everyday one of our children is out on the streets selling drugs to make ends meet, tohelp their families get money that they are not offered in the workplace.

Those in charge would like to stop assistance to families and children in povertysituations, if they do, what then? More crime? A lower graduation rate, or a higherchance that our children will die sooner due to preventable disease. My research hastaken me places that would give most people nightmares. I hope that this will open theeyes of the public to stand up for the children who are left in poverty.

Poverty and the effects on children in our communities.

Problems with poverty and how it effects our children go way beyond theclassroom. There are also medical needs that are not being addressed such as AIDS,Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, due to poor healthcare. Children all over aresuffering and there has got to be a solution because children should come first. More than25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, (as cited by the UnitedNations). However it is most often children who perish under these circumstances.

There is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that poverty stricken people are trapped in their situations. They lack the funding to buy enough food to feed themselves let alone their children. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker, sick and unable to work thus causing a viscious...