From Elaine Weiss, from Moyers & Company:
Last week, President Obama took the stage before a joint session of Congress to assure us that, after years of struggle, the state of our union is solid, and we are still the greatest country on earth. But a growing number of signs — including some to which the president alluded — suggest otherwise. The most recent, and among the most disturbing, is a bulletin from the Southern Education Foundation. The report finds that, for the first time in at least half a century — since Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty — more than half of all US public school students live in low-income households.