PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new report reveals the majority of America’s public school students now come from low-income families.
According to research from the Southern Education Foundation that used data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 51% of America’s public school students were low income in 2013.READ MORE: Southwest Philadelphia Shooting Leaves Man Wounded, Police Say
In fact, in 40 out of 50 states, low income students made up no less than 40% of public school children.READ MORE: Frankford High School Unveils New Solar Training Lab For Students
In Pennsylvania, 40% of kids attending public school were classified as low income. In Delaware, it was 51%, and in New Jersey, 37% of students in public schools were low income.
In Mississippi, nearly three out of every four kids (71%) attending public school were from low income families.MORE NEWS: Upper Dublin Carnival Raises Money For Those Affected By Ida
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