A report released by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) revealed that Mississippi is the leading American state in the number of poverty-stricken children attending public schools. The SEF said in its January 2015 research bulletin, “Thirteen of the 21 states with a majority of low-income students in 2013 were located in the South, and six of the other 8 states were in the West. Mississippi led the nation with the highest rate, 71 percent, almost three out of every four public school children in Mississippi, were low-income. … For the first time in recent history, the majority of schoolchildren attending public schools in the USA come from low-income families. … The latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), evidence that 51 percent of the students across the nation’s public schools were low income in 2013″. The research was based on children’s eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches in American public schools. According to the authors of the study, poverty rates among American schoolchildren increased since 1989. In 2013, the official poverty rate in the USA was 14.5 percent, according to the US Census Bureau. Over 45 million people in the United States were living at or below the poverty line for the third consecutive year in 2013.
18 January 2015
Does it surprise you that rightwing Republican racists misrule the state of Mississippi? In the American South, racists label segregationist academies “Christian Schools”… they receive all sorts of aid from state sources. They also purvey the worst sort of Know Nothing rubbish… like Young Earth Creationism. These sectarian madrassas instil a mixture of Love It or Leave It xenophobia, radical sectarianism (they’re NOT Christian in the least), and junk “science”… Ted Cruz went to such a “school”… it shows, doesn’t it?
Russian Orthodox people… the konvertsy pal about with sectarian trash… shitbirds of a feather do flock together. This is proof, even for the slow learners, that the konvertsy aren’t of us nor really with us… God willing, they’ll leave soon enough… the Alaska abuse case shows us what they’re made of, sadly enough.