Child education has been one of the most cultivated topics this year due to pandemic. The condition of under poverty line students are less considered in those discussions. Kids below the poverty line are not getting an education during the pandemic situation. The main reason for losing scope is the online mode of education.
It is a dream for unprivileged people to have a Smartphone and even a laptop. As physical classes are shut down temporarily, those kids are unable to get knowledge. Apart from the pandemic scenario, the below poverty line people have been suffering for a long.
Here, we will discuss the impacts of poverty in acquiring knowledge on children’s education.
10 effects of poverty which act as a hindrance between child and education
- Parents failed to offer innocent childhood –
Generally, those who belong under the poverty line they are lack formal education. It has become a trend. If you search in deep, you can discover that their biological parents were illiterate.
Illiteracy has become the vicious cycle in their lives. It is snatching away innocent childhood from children.
From the very beginning of life, kids use to habituate with violence, drugs, alcohol. In a word, the way of the dark world opened to them. All these are due to a lack of education and educated parents.
- Unable to pronounce good English –
Studies show that children from a poor locality are unable to pronounce good English. Even until the age of 4, most children are unable to pronounce a single word correctly.
Besides, they suffer from a communication gap. They are unable to communicate with other children. Still, educated parents always try to involve their children in creative activities. It helps in developing their communication skills.
- There is no sense of attachment –
Values and moralities are significant chapters of life. They have been finding places in lessons in schools. Teachers give these lessons to students at the very initial stage. They do so to understand better what they should do and what they should not.
But in an unprivileged society, parents of these children fail to care for their kids. Their lack of knowledge fails to bring inside them fundamental values and morality.
For this reason, they hardly assume what they should do and what they should not do. Moreover, there is no sense of attachment with parents. It is creating an independent attitude even during childhood days.
- Suffer for insufficiency of executive function –
Education shapes the mind and brings up the character. Good characteristic depends upon practicing good executive function. It includes skills like:
- Emotional expression
- Outlook about life
- Setting priority in life
- Cherishing beautiful memories to gain mental strength
Yet, these skills are not ever practiced by any children from below the poverty line.
As they don’t know how to exercise them and this is due to lack of education. Due to harsh poverty and lack of education, their parents fail to get a quality education. They only pay attention to basic survival strategies.
When they see parents exercising only day-to-day survival strategy, children also follow them.
- Nobody helps them monetary assistance –
The major crisis in the life of these people is money. Due to fund unavailability, unprivileged people need to do several unethical works. These don’t support our societal ethics. Socialists and educationists have observed it. According to them, only education can remove darkness from their life.
After completing education, when they get jobs, it can drive out the necessity of money.
Very few lenders offer private student loans for such unprivileged children. This is because they are afraid of losing all the lent money. Yet, if the parents have monetary help, they can send their children to schools, even in loans.
- Impact of poverty increases the number of dropouts –
Day by day, the situation is getting worse. Recent studies have proved that students below the poverty line count under school dropouts. Even if a teenager from poverty attains college for a higher degree, dropping out even then prevails.
The SAT score, which portrays the difference between rich and poor students, rises day by day. In the last two decades, the difference has grown by 43%. Such dropouts are less financial ability. It has become unattainable for under-poverty students.
- Quality education could have shaped life –
Even after being the representatives of the poverty line, the children of those families are also human beings. They also have an equal right to education. There are many free schools where students can take part without paying any fees.
If kids take part in those schools, then they can achieve a prospective future. It will help if you remember that education shapes our life and mind.
Education is an integral part of our life. But below the poverty line, children are away from schooling. The impacts are unfortunate.