Because child development starting in their early years, that lays the foundation for later health and development. Children must be given the best possible attention when they are younger foe health care. Why are kids in poverty forgotten?
Economic status, addiction, education, genetics and other important factors all contribute to someone abusing a substance, but majority believe if you live in poverty, you are an abuser.
Is the stereotype of people in poverty based on a product of a culture of laziness and complacency or the idea of "if they could they would"?
The myths of the culture of poverty distracts teachers from the real qualities that students bring to the table. The implications that are left on students from teachers defining the students based on the deficit theory doesn't grant the students an opportunity to defy the stereotypes.