Policy Journal #2: Measuring the Poor Al
• Journal Entry #2:
Students will read the required reading from Modules 4, 5, and 6.
Students will articulate the ways in which poverty is “absolutely’ and “relatively’ measured throughout the United States.
Students will use outside sources to cultivate and critique the current ‘absolute” measure, and its utility.
• Census Bureau’s “Quick Facts” page: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PS1045215/00
Policy Journal Rubric (3)
BACKGROUND: Student uses extant resources to provide background information on how poverty line was created, and what it is useful for.
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