Poor Kids Are Majority At Public Schools In South.
For the first time in more than 40 years, the majority of children in public schools in the South are poor, according to a report being released.
Twenty years ago, Mississippi was the only state in the country with such a high percentage of poor public school students.Now,a majority of public school students are considered low-income
in 14 states, including 11 in the South, the report by the Southern Education Foundation said.
"Low-income students as a group begin school least ready," said Steve Suitts, a program coordinator with the Atlanta-based foundation."They are the students most likely to drop out of school."
The report found that 56 percent of Texas public school students were low-income in 2006, based on their eligibility for free or reduced school lunches. That's up from 49percent in 2000.
The report gives only state averages; the poverty levels in individual districts vary greatly.
In 2006, about 83 percent of students in the Dallas Independent School District were poor.
(from staff and wire reports)
So...since asshole took office more states have poor students and a larger percentage than before.
Here are a few states and their percentage:
Louisiana:84%(thanks to Katrina and Bush's lack of help)
Is this scary or what?...Here we are supposedly the riches nation in the world and half the kids in school are living below the poverty level..fuckyou very much Bush..this happened while you were President...Good job Bush..good job..
This is what we think of you:
Poll Finds Unhappy Nation
One year before the 2008 election, Americans are deeply pessimistic and eager for a change in direction from the agenda and priorities of President Bush, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Concern about the economy, the war in Iraq and growing dissatisfaction with the political environment in Washington all contribute to the lowest public assessment of the direction of the country in more than a decade. Just 24 percent think the nation is on the right track,(isn't that the people who work in the white house?)and three-quarters said they want the next president
to chart a course that is different than that pursued by Mr. Bush.(no shit Sherlock)
Overwhelmingly, Democrats want a new direction, but so do three-quarters of independents and even half of Republicans.
Some poll numbers:
Iraq:More than 6 in 10 called the war not worth fighting.
Economy:Nearly 2/3's gave the national economy negative marks.
2008 election:Sen Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, holds the edge in hypothetical match ups with four of the top contenders for the Republican nomination.
Mr Bush:For the fourth consecutive month,the president's approval rating remains at a career low.Thirty-three percent said they approve of the job he is doing, and 64 percent disapprove.
Congress:Approval of the Democratic-controlled Congress' performance is lower than the president's rating,registering 28 percent.
(them weak sister Bluedog Democrats that keep voting with the republicans..them fuckers).I think that I despise Bluedogs more than I do republicans..
What pisses me off about all this..?...we stand around and take it...we bend over, take it and then turn around and say thanks...Where are the protesters?..Where are the picket lines in front of the White House, or the Capital.Where are the giant peace marches?..where the fuck are the leaders from the 60's and 70's who protested?...Siting in their multi-million dollar home and watching it on the news, between the latest news items on Britney,Brad and Angelina and the latest up date on O.J.
fuckme till I march on Washington..