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MTC Poverty Simulation Shows Real-Life Problems

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Posted: April 27, 2013

Cpl. Kevin Dofflemyer of the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office checks for stolen property from nursing student Megan Cash during a poverty simulation that Massanutten Technical Center students took part in Thursday. (Photos by Holly Marcus / Special to the DN-R)
MTC students role-play to learn about unemployment, paying rent and other aspects of life facing those living in poverty during a simulation at the school Thursday.
Turner Ashby senior Kenneth Coppola tries to cash a check at “the bank” during a poverty simulation that MTC students participated in Thursday.
HARRISONBURG — Massanutten Technical Center students may have just been acting out a poverty simulation Thursday, but as organizers emphasized, the situations presented to them were very real.

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