Low Income Students a Majority in Many States

The Southern Education Foundation has issued a report, “A New Majority: Low Income Students in the South and the Nation,” which illustrates a troubling trend in our nation’s schools. Low income students constitute a majority of public school students in 17 states, concentrated mainly in the south. Further, 48% of students nationwide are now low income. The achievement gap between low income and higher income students means that this trend could have serious consequences for the quality of education in this country.

See the full report here.