So the question is:
Do you believe in this assessment of Generational Poverty and are you currently afflicted with this problem?
"Generational poverty" is defined as having been in poverty for at least two generations.
It is important to recognize this time fact or to be able to separate it from "situational poverty," characteristically understood as a lack of resources due to particular sets of events, i.e. a death, chronic illness, divorce, etc. from the discussion of generational poverty in this chapter. These two concepts are distinguishable, which will help us put our students' behavior in better perspective. A key indicator in defining and separating these poverty types is "attitude." In generational poverty, the players feel that society owes them a living whereas in situational, they often allow pride to keep them from accepting needed assistance.
-Education is key in getting out and staying out of generational poverty
-Being in poverty is rarely about a lack of intelligence or ability
-Individuals stay in poverty because they do not see "choice", or if they do, they do not know how to access proper resources or people to get them to the point of actually "choosing" to organize themselves, complete assignments, behave respectfully, plan for the future, and communicate in conventional register.
-Schools are really the only places where students can learn about the choices and rules of the middle class or have access to people who are willing and able to help them.
-To move from poverty to middle class or from middle class to wealth, an individual must give up relationships for achievement.
Understanding and Working with Students and Adults from Poverty
This link is a great read on Poverty.