Breaking the cycle of poverty

Lewis, Anne C.
November 1996
Phi Delta Kappan;Nov96, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p186
Contends that the core of the problems of those on or nearly on welfare in the United States is the inadequacy of schools' efforts to teach language. The number of welfare/food stamp recipients who perform at the lowest levels of literacy as defined by the National Adult Literacy Survey; How low literacy negatively impacts a person's ability to break out of intergenerational cycles of poverty; Proposals for breaking the cycle of poverty and literacy.


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