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October 18, 2013 12:00 AM

Update of report is a call to action to address low-income students

There is a disturbing update to a 2007 report released Thursday by the Southeastern Education Foundation. The report, “A New Majority: Low Income Students in the South and the Nation” states, “Low income children are a majority of students in the public schools of 17 states across the nation -- and 13 of those states are in the South.” There are only three states in the South that have a higher percentage of low income students in public schools than Georgia (57.4 percent); Louisiana (65.5 percent), Arkansas (60.4 percent) and Mississippi (70.6 percent).

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