The Majority Of Public School Students In The South And West Are Poor.

Daniel Luzer | Washington Monthly | October 21, 2013

For the first time since the 1960s and the desegregation of public schools the majority of children in public schools in the South and the West are poor. That’s according to a new study released by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), which also indicated that such trends are likely to spread across the whole country if trends continue.

It’s worth clicking on the study above, particularly to look at the chart of the information, some of which is very surprising. In New Mexico, for instance, 68 percent of students were eligible for free or reduced lunches, which means they come from families living below, at or not far above the poverty line in America. In Mississippi 71 percent of public schools students are poor.