I knew inequality was bad, but didn't realize it was this bad. For the first time in 50 years, more students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. When you put this in the context of the modern governing philosophy of the Republicans and far too many Democrats, you see the farce of supply side economics. You see the inhumanity of tax cuts and growing inequality. You see the insanity of the people proclaiming "family first" who place more than half the nation's students in poverty, and refuse to address it beyond cutting taxes for the rich.
Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty - The Washington Post