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    xecutive summaryfevery childarrived in chool

    well-nourihed,

    healthy and ready

    to learn, from a

    family with a table

    home and a teady

    income, many of

    our educational

    problem would

    be olved.And that

    would be a miracle.

    iane avitch,

    education hitorian

    and former U.s.

    itant secretary

    of ducationi

    This is th sod i a sis o pots oissiod y Stad Up! chiago to addss th

    isis o low-wag wok aig chiagos ouitis. This pot, podud i patship

    with th chiago Tahs Uio (cTU), daws upo ut aadi sah i th

    ild o duatio poliy to povid a ophsiv aalysis o th latioship tw

    low wags ad duatioal attait o studts i chiago Puli Shools (cPS). Ou

    sah vals that aisig wags o low-io ailis i chiago would lad to high

    tst sos, gaduatio ats ad ollg adissio ats o cPS studts, ad would hav a

    dit positiv ipat o shool poa as a whol.

    Specifcally, his repr fnds ha:

    Chcgosductoncrssrmnsntrctbl,dstdcdsofnstrtgsnd

    pogas to ipov aadi outos. cPS studts otiu to all low atioal

    haks i a vaity o asus. I 2012, th high shool dopout at o cPS studtswas 35%o tha doul th atioal avagad adig ad ath tst sos, as wl

    as ollg adiss ats, ll sigiatly low atioal avags.

    ChcgoslsofcngovrtycrssththsntnsdsncthGrtRcssonbgn

    i 2008. Aodig to U.S. csus data, th hild povty at i chiago iasd y aly

    20% tw 2008 ad 2011, ad ow wll ov o-thid o chiagos hild liv low

    th dal povty li. cPS data shows that 87% o studts o o housholds with

    ios low ough to qualiy o o dud shool luhs, ad 4% o th studt

    populatio is holss.

    Ournlyssshosthta o pat/o hild aily i chiago would hav to a aaual io o aout $35,859, o th quivalt o $17.24 p hou o a ull-ti wok, to

    al to t thi asi ds. This is o tha doul th aigs o a iiu wag

    wok aig $8.25 p hou, ad sigiatly o tha a low-wag wok, dd as a

    wok aig $12.00 p hou o lss.ii

    ThrsdrctrltonshbtnChcgosductonndovrtycrss.Studntslvng

    i o xpiig hildhood povty a uh o likly to a sigiat uaddssd

    ostals to lassoo laig tha thi iddl- ad upp-io outpats, ad

    this ipats duatioal outos. I at, data shows that aily io is ow th ost

    sigiat pdito o aadi suss aog studts i th U.S.iii

    cut poliy dosd y cPS ad oth popots o duatio o ails to tak

    povty ito aout. Istad, ths poliyaks dos poliis that wogly la

    tahs o out-o-shool atos, dit sous away o th dist studts,

    ad otiut to th xpasio o hat shools that o avag lag hid taditioal

    ighohood shools i asus o aadi poa. Ths poliis hav pov

    itiv i addssig th itys duatio isis.

    eduatioal poliy ds to addss povty ad suppot th atio o livig wag jos.

    paGe1

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    outos o low-io studts. Studis hav show that vy additioal $1,000 i aual io taslats ito a

    o poit ias i a itllig tst, ladig to sigiatly high ath ad adig tst sos. raisig io

    lvls aov th dal o dud luh thsholds would also hav a daati positiv ipat o gaduatio

    ad ollg adiss ats.

    recOmmenDATIOnS

    1) eduatio poliy ust akowldg th

    udatal ol that io plays i

    duatioal outos. It is ipativ that

    poliyaks aado aild duatio

    o poliis ad su that utu

    duatioal poliy hags ilud

    statgis to addss povty ad suppot

    th atio o livig wag jos ad ttwokig oditios o wokig ailis.

    2) cPS ad popots o duatio o ust pioitiz

    addssig chiagos povty isis as th ost tiv

    as o ipovig aadi poa o th itys

    puli shool studts. Ths poliyaks should suppot

    ots to ais wags o low-wag woks i chiago, alog

    with oth ooi dvlopt poliis that at good,

    livig wag jos ad lit wokig ailis out o povty.

    Pathia is a Wst eglwood sidtad a oth o ou hild. Pathia

    valus duatio ad plays a vy ativ

    ol i h hilds shoolig. Sh has

    bnmmbrofthLoclSchoolCouncl

    o h hilds shool o ou yas ad

    ot voluts to hlp out at th shool

    y tutoig o hlpig with vts.

    As a sasoal wok at mays akig

    $9 p hou, sh as a lag u o

    hallgs o a daily asis. H wags

    a ot ough to ov h ost o livig

    ad sh dpds o puli assista

    pogas i od to al to aod th

    asis. Sh is also ot al to aod at-

    shool a ad ust ask aily s

    to wath h hild.

    Pathia is sujt to ati shdulig

    y mays; h qusts ot to

    schduldonnghtsththrLoclSchool

    PArTHenIA bArneSWst eglwood

    couil ts a ot igod yaagt. This has spially

    had o h aus issig th

    tigs a sult i tiatio

    o th ouil, wh sh ls

    powd to hlp ig aout

    positiv hags

    High wags ad tt wokig

    oditios would hlp Pathia

    ad oth pats i th ouity

    o ivolvd i thi hilds

    shools, ad ig o staility to

    thi ailis. Aodig to Pathia,

    aig a livig wag would a that,

    Wll al to do o. Wll al

    to tt povid o ou hildad

    ot just what thy wat, ut what thy

    d. baus ight ow with ou low

    wags w hav to woy aout v

    payig ills [o ti].

    paGe2

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    This is th sod i a sis o pots oissiod y Stad Up! chiago to addss th isis o

    low-wag wok aig chiagos ouitis. This pot, podud i patship with th chiago

    Tahs Uio (cTU), daws upo ut aadi sah i th ild o duatio poliy to povid a

    ophsiv aalysis o th latioship tw low wags ad duatioal attait o studts

    i chiago Puli Shools (cPS).

    ntroduction

    chiago is aig a duatio isis whih, dspit

    dads o w statgis ad pogas to ipov

    aadi outos, ais itatal. cPS

    studts otiu to all low atioal haks

    o adig ad ath tst sos, gaduatio ats

    ad ollg adissio, ad this is spially tu

    o studts attdig low-io ighohoodshools.

    chiago is also aig a povty isis, with ost

    t data showig that o thid o th itys

    hild liv i povty. Povty is spially

    pvalt i chiagos puli shools, wh 87%

    o studts o o housholds with ios

    low ough to qualiy o o dud shool

    luhs, ad 4% o th studt populatio is

    holss, aodig to cPS data.

    Ou aalysis shows that th is a dit latioship

    tw chiagos duatio ad povty iss.

    Studts livig i o xpiig hildhood

    povty a uh o likly to a sigiiat

    uaddssd ostals to lassoo laig tha

    thi iddl- ad upp-io outpats,

    ad this ipats duatioal outos. I at,

    data shows that aily io is ow th ost

    sigiiat pdito o aadi suss aog

    studts i th U.S. iii

    Whil it is vidt that povty is th oot aus o

    poo lassoo poa i th U.S., utpoliy dosd y cPS ad oth popots o

    duatio o ails to tak this ito aout,

    istad oig poliis that wogly la

    tahs o out-o-shool atos, dit

    sous away o th dist studts,

    ad otiut to th xpasio o hat

    shools that o avag lag hid taditioal

    ighohood shools i asus o aadi

    poa.

    Just as povty is th ai ato otiutig

    to chiagos low tst sos, high dopout

    ats ad low ollg ta ats, th is a

    walth o data suggstig that ths aadi

    outos a ipov daatially though

    poliis that addss th ds o low-io

    ailis. This pot ids that litig ailis out

    o povty though iasd wags would hav

    a sigiiat positiv ipat o low-io

    studts aadi ahivt, ad o shool

    poa as a whol.

    basd upo th sah outlid i this pot,

    w olud that i od o duatio poliy

    to tiv, it ust ist ad oost

    addss th issu o povty i ou ouitis.

    W od that cPS ad oth stakholds

    i chiagos puli duatio syst adopt ad

    poot poliis that ais wags o ailis

    ad ipov th soioooi oditio o

    th itys stugglig ighohoods.

    One-third of Chicagos children live in poverty.

    4% o cPS studts a holss.

    In order or education policy to be eective, it must frst and

    oremost address the issue o poverty in our communities.

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    Th ist pot i this sis, A Case or 15: A Low Wage Work Crisis, xais th ooi ipat o low wags o ailis,

    ouitis, ad th ooy as a whol. Th pot ids that th poliatio o low-wag, ostly svi idusty jos

    ov th past sval dads has ausd chiagos iddl lass to shik, plaig ooi ovy at isk ad hidig

    ooi gowth. Howv, th ipat o low wags o ou ouitis gos yod ooi osidatios. Thispot is od with xaiig th latioship tw low wags ad duatioal outos.

    The impact of poverty in the claroom

    the pvery lw waes

    Th sah i this pot daws upo a oad sltio

    o aadi sah aalyzig th ipat o povty o

    aadi ahivt. Th authos w it ploy a vaity

    o asus o povty, iludig th dal povty lvl

    ad poxy asus suh as ligiility o o dud

    shool luhs. Ths asus vay; o xapl, th

    povty lvl i ts o aual io o a o pat/o hild houshold is $15,130 ud th dal povty

    guidlis, iv ad is $27,991 i od to ligil o a

    o dud shool luh.v

    Th vaious asus o povty itd i this pap all

    all ud th Sl-Suiiy Stadad thshold, whih

    asus th aout a houshold would hav to a i

    od to t all asi xpss without lyig o puli

    assista, ioal assista, o pivat haity.vi Usig

    this asu o povty, a o pat/o hild aily i

    chiago would hav to a a aual io o aout

    $35,859, o th quivalt o aout $17.24 p hou o aull ti wok, to osidd o-poo; otaly, this

    is o tha doul th aigs o a ull-ti iiu

    wag wok.vii Tho, th ts pov ty, poo, low-

    io, ad low-wag usd thoughout this pot ay

    udstood to gally to allig low th Sl-

    Suiiy Stadad thshold.

    Pvery in he classrm

    A viw o th xistig aadi sah vals that

    wh studts liv i povty, thy a uh o likly

    to a sigiiat ostals to lassoo laig tha

    thi iddl- ad upp-io outpats. Ths

    ostals ipat duatioal outos ditly. Th

    ollowig list dsis so o th hallgs aig

    low-io studts i th lassoo:

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