Impact of Child Poverty on Educational Success

Source: Pam Goins, Council of State Governments, Capitol Facts and Figures, March 2014

From the summary:
Children continue to be the poorest age group in America. Child poverty remained at record high levels in 2012, with more than 1 in 5 children identified as poor. This poverty leads to student achievement gaps, reductions in readiness for school, increased absenteeism, and developmental delays. Poor children also are less likely to complete high school – limiting potential employability and economic success in the future, and leading to poverty as an adult.
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