Thursday, August 18, 2011

Poor Children, Poor Future

A LA Times article reports on childhood poverty.  A whopping 42% of our nation's children are living in households that are financially challenged.  This is a horrific statistic and does not bode well for our future.  Our children are our future and their struggles portend poorly for our future successes.   Why, because, "Research surrounding the four prior recessions found that children caught up in the economic crisis are likely to exhibit behavioral problems, have difficulty in school, are less educated and earn less money, and have more health problems.".

Discussion Questions
How do we break the vicious cycle of poverty in a country that has so much wealth?

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