BY: Dallas Greene
"Another Day in paradise" by Phil Collins (1989)
Fact; "What is the "Poverty Line," anyway? According to the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau, it is a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children under 18) that earns less than $23,021."
"Angels With Dirty Faces" by Los Lobos (1992)
Fact; "More than 30 million children are growing up in poverty. In one low-income community, there was only one book for every 300 children. You can improve literacy rates by running a competitive book drive for low-income areas"
"Changes" by tuPac (1998)
fact; "In 2011, nearly 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty."
“The Poverty of Philosophy” by Immortal Technique (2001)
Facts; 'Children living in poverty have a higher number of absenteeism or leave school all together because they are more likely to have to work or care for family members."
“Better Days” by Outlandish (2013)
Fact; "Children living in poverty have a higher number of absenteeism or leave school all together because they are more likely to have to work or care for family members."
“N****s in Poorest" by Mos Def (Yasiin Bey)
Facts; "Dropout rates of 16 to 24-years-old students who come from low income families are seven times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes."
"Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum,
Facts; "A higher percentage of young adults (31%) without a high school diploma live in poverty, compared to the 24% of young people who finished high school."
"Something To Believe In" by Poison,
Facts; " Children that live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to have developmental delays or learning disabilities than those who don’t live in poverty."