Articles Tagged 'poverty'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promotes anti-Poverty legislation
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Wednesday unveiled a package of anti-poverty proposals to give more people — including undocumented immigrants — access to federal benefits… READ MORE
Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record
Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only… READ MORE
Romney accuses Obama of trying to undo welfare reform
By Seema Mehta and Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. â€” Courting frustrated middle-class voters,Â Mitt RomneyÂ accusedÂ President ObamaÂ on Tuesday … READ MORE
Rising child poverty in Portland area exacerbates differences between have and have-not school districts
ByÂ Betsy Hammond, The OregonianÂ
The socioeconomic gulf separating Portland-area school districts widened from 2009 to 2010 as childhood poverty rates surged in already-poor districts but remained low or even fell in districts where poverty touches few children,Â new census figures show.
Nine of the 10 large Oregon districts where fewer than 15 percent of school-age children lived in poverty… READ MORE