The poverty puzzle
In communities both urban and rural, poverty is often layered in myriad issues such as access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. Often poverty is generational and geographically endemic. In this course, we will examine contemporary social issues such as environmental racism, food deserts, and school funding. We will also take a critical look at the “bootstrap” myth and the social class achievement gap.
- Identify key terms associated with poverty and access to resources
- Analyze risk factors that contribute to generational poverty and environmental racism
- Evaluate theories of “privilege/oppression” and economic Darwinism
- Synthesize problems associated with the chronic poverty of rural and urban public schools