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The Breakdown

U.S. Poverty Could Reach Highest Level Since 1960s

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty ...

Joy Resmovits

Chasm In The Classroom: Inside The Battle To Close The Achievement Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Ana Enriquez, 17, did her homework in a rat-infested South Bronx apartment, where she shared a bed with her mother and lived with five ot...

Poor People Turned To Desperate Measures When Welfare Failed Them

nytimes.com | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business

PHOENIX -- Perhaps no law in the past generation has drawn more praise than the drive to "end welfare as we know it," which joined the late-'90s econo...