The educations system contributes to poverty by continuing to turn out students with below average educations. Schools in poorer neighborhoods (schools with high poverty levels) score lower on exams than those in areas with low poverty levels. Students from poor families perform better in schools with a low rate of poverty, which means the schools with a high rate of poverty are not meeting the educational needs of those students. Thus this contributes to poverty. -Don't use my answer for your college course online either.