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About 100 teachers and support staff recently gathered in a junior high school in central Illinois to take on the identities of people living in poverty. It's part of a poverty simulation used by schools across the country that's supposed to challenge stereotypes.

But as Illinois Newsroom's Lee Gaines (@LeeVGaines) reports, some say it takes more than a one-time simulation to change attitudes and behaviors.

This segment aired on April 2, 2018.


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