Date of this Version
Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership, 2:2 (2020)
ISSN 2472-9744 ; http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ciel/
Poverty in the United States affects children in public schools. In reviewing the poverty literature, the following themes emerged the struggle to define poverty in the United States, characteristics of families in poverty, the impact of poverty on school performance, and the lifelong effects of poverty on children.
A personal story of a public school administrator who grew up in poverty is part of the report. The impact of the experiences of poverty continue to affect the way the individual thinks about poverty and interacts with families who experience poverty.