As a college student who goes to school in Chester, PA (Widener University), I have seen poverty and the effects it has on people. Poverty consumes lives in every way imaginable, from living situation to clothing and even diet. As a result of living in an area stricken by poverty for over a year I began to wonder, why? Why this area, similar to countless other areas in this country subject to endless poverty and crime? Now, that is a can of worms I discovered I was not willing to explore after brief investigation. However, this brief research sparked my fascination with how a society functions when it is stricken with poverty. More specifically the effects poverty has on the education of those born into it, the kids.