Public education in developing and third world countries suffers from inadequate teaching materials and lack of student academic resources. Ergo, the students are deprived of suitable resources to endorse their basic education.The lack of academic resources can be traced back to inadequate governmental education funding of public schools. Many low-income students, especially those in rural areas, are without the basic means necessary to attend school. The inability to access fundamental academic resources such as books and state-mandated online courses are a daily challenge for many students. In many cases, public schools also lack skilled teachers who can teach the minimum requirements in the core subjects of arts, language, physical education, science and social studies. As a result, the public education system suffers from low levels of learning and low academic achievement in economically-deprived areas. Lastly, extremely poverty-stricken schools are forced to work with obsolete resources such as outdated computers, books, supplies, laboratories and inadequate classroom space. The absence of classroom technology diminishes the availability of an enriched learning experience and the opportunity for high academic performance.
The solution is within our capabilities. Investing in academic resources increases and improves learning opportunities for low-income students when resources are allocated effectively. Hence, students will improve their intellectual gain and academic achievements in the long term.