America's Child Poverty Rate is UP

childpoverty America's Child Poverty Rate is UP

A new report from the Southern Education Foundation reveals a large and growing number of children in the U.S. live in extreme poverty.  It shows more than five-point-seven-million children survive on about seven dollars a day, with more than 40-percent of them living in the South.  Another key finding is that our nation’s prolonged recession added nearly one-point-five million children nationwide to the ranks of youngsters living in extreme poverty.  The report also says school districts with large percentages of poor children have disproportionately large numbers of students of color, such as African-Americans and Hispanics.

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