For the first time in 50 years, students from low-income backgrounds now comprise the majority of the country’s public school system. The Southern Education Foundation released a report indicating 51 percent of public school students came from low-income households in 2013. The results in the report were compiled through assessing what portion of students were eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch under the National School Lunch Program, a federal initiative that requires a household to fall within certain income eligibility levels or under the federal poverty line, depending on the number of people in the household.
Most U.S. Public School Students Are Now Low-income so…
January 21st, 2015
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