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Poverty For A Day Means A Lesson For Life

The poverty simulation included this "payday advance" table. (Gabrielle Ware/Georgia Public Broadcasting)
The poverty simulation included this "payday advance" table. (Gabrielle Ware/Georgia Public Broadcasting)

Could you live on just $18,000 a year? What if you had to support three other people on that amount? In some areas in Savannah, Georgia, more than half of the residents are living in poverty. For a family of four, that means making less than $25,000 a year.

In response, public school teachers have started attending poverty simulations to better identify with low-income students. Now charter schools are also getting on board. Gabrielle Ware from Here & Now contributor Georgia Public Broadcasting reports.

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