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Commonly Held Beliefs Regarding Poverty

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Review Paul Gorski's "The Myth of the Culture of Poverty" by clicking on the link below. Discuss your reactions to his claims and compare what Gorski talks about to commonly held beliefs in our culture regarding poverty.

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr08/vol65/num07/The-Myth-of-the-Culture-of-Poverty.aspx

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I think that Gorski's claims are well-founded, as well as statistically proven by many studies. This is due to the fact that he clearly describes the myth that poor individuals are lazy, and it is a commonly held belief in our culture that poverty ...

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