That’s Only Fair – Conservatives Are the Major Cause of the Problem
Listen to conservative activists and their message is that the
is the greatest country on earth, and would be even greater if only that awful
federal government would go away. Listen
the facts and one gets a different picture.
Children from those low-income families dominated classrooms in 13 states in the South and the four Western states with the largest populations in 2011, researchers found. A decade earlier, just four states reported poor children as a majority of the student population in their public schools.
But by 2011, almost half of the nation’s 50 million public-school students — 48 percent — qualified for free or reduced-price meals.
Gosh, the South, huh. The South has been the great economic success, just not for everyone, in fact just not for a large proportion of its population. For example there is
In some states, such as
that proportion rose as high as 71 percent. Mississippi
And in what region of the country have conservatives been dominant, have conservatives been in total control of state government? If you guessed the south congratulations, your children may be eligible for free school lunches because of extensive poverty.
Oh, and what southern/
do not have a large
portion of their students qualifying for free school lunches? border states
And what is it about Maryland and Virginia that make them different? Oh, the large economic impact of the federal government. You know, the one that according to conservatives causes poverty and misery.