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The effects of poverty on academic achievement

  title={The effects of poverty on academic achievement},
  author={Misty Lacour and Laura D. Tissington},
  journal={Educational Research Review},
Poverty, which forms a specific culture and way of life, is a growing issue in the United States. The number of Americans living in poverty is continually increasing. Poverty indicates the extent to which an individual does without resources. Resources can include financial, emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical resources as well as support systems, relationships, role models, and knowledge of hidden rules. Poverty directly affects academic achievement due to the lack of resources… 

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