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ERIC Number: EJ747262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
The Importance of Making the Well-Being of Children in Poverty a Priority
Prince, Debra Lindsey; Pepper, Kaye; Brocato, Kay
Early Childhood Education Journal, v34 n1 p21-28 Aug 2006
Hurricane Katrina exposed to the world the side of America that is often ignored or forgotten--the side of America where people live in poverty and struggle to meet their most basic needs. This article focuses primarily on children in Mississippi and highlights the effect that poverty has on children's well-being at an early age and future academic success. It also provides evidence for the importance of funding high-quality pre-k programs and parental training to ensure they begin the process of preparing their children for success, not only in Mississippi but in the other states that are leaving their children behind. Finally, with the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind in 2007, recommendations are made for refocusing the premise of the law from accountability and high stakes testing to meeting the needs of all children so they can truly be successful in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001