With the approaching 2015-2016 school year, I would like to
reflect upon and address the issue of poverty and its’ impact on a child’s
learning. First, I would like to site some staggering statistics in Rochester.
- Rochester is the 5 poorest city in
- 32.9% of the metropolitan population of
Rochester are living below the federal poverty level
poverty increased from 46 percent to 50 percent. It was stated that Rochester
“is the only city of comparable size in the nation where more than half the
children live in poverty.