Poverty and Compassion

Well read it if you have nothing better to do!

The Professor

Naturally, as a teacher, I’m interested in children. Actually, I have a passion for doing the right thing by children; not just getting it right educationally, but in every aspect of their life. The impact of poverty on the family and the stress this creates for the children is enormous and it cannot be underestimated how detrimental this is to a child’s education. Statistics from Education Scotland indicate that children from more affluent homes are likely to perform three times better in exams than those from our most deprived communities. The Scottish Government figures on attainment and leaver destinations show that tariff scores for children in the most affluent areas are double that for those of children living in the least affluent areas. Children are not cleverer just because they come from a more affluent background. Many children fail to achieve because they lack opportunities and the misery of their…

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