Since Scout's father is a lawyer, the stock market did not hit them that hard, so Scout grew up listening and learning how to read.
The stock hit the Cunningham's the hardest, they are country folks farmer. Walter Cunningham had no shoes which told people he had hookworms. Cunningham's also never take something they can not return.
Little Chuck Little was another person that the stock market hit hard. He was also part of the population that didn't know where his next meal was going to come from.
Burris Ewell was one of the poorest and the filthiest people in the class, he had been told by Miss Caroline to go home and wash his hair with lye soap.
This goes to show that different types of kids all go to the same school, Scout was one of the richest in the class because her father is a lawyer, but she did not judge anyone out loud and try to make them feel bad about them selves.