ORONO - The University of Maine hosted a Friday forum focused on improving education for those living in poverty.
The event featured a panel of educators and a discussion led by Dr. Donna Beegle, an advocate for impoverished children.
Beegle recently authored a book and says it's important for all to understand the challenges facing America's poor.
"We graduate people from college without Poverty 101 and they become doctors and teachers and psychologists and governors. They have no foundational understanding of the history of poverty, of how you get your ideas of poverty. What people are left with are a lot of stereotypes."
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