Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Disturbing trend in childhood poverty
An article, A poverty, not eduction, crisis in U.S. , describes how the poverty rate for children has been growing since President Clinton's term in office. Now nearly 50 percent for those children in our public schools are at or below the poverty rate. Seems to me THIS is our nation's greatest long-term security concern. When our children aren't getting a good start they are much less likely to become the successful contributing members of society that we need to continue to thrive as a nation.