"Thousands of students from the poorest neighborhoods are being accepted at the city’s elite public high schools — puncturing claims that poverty is a bar to the coveted seats, a new analysis reveals. Nearly one in three students enrolled at Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and five other specialized high schools comes from low-income neighborho […]
"The needs of first-generation and low-income students have been a topic of concern among higher education experts for years, but there are a variety of reasons for the recent boost in national attention. For one, social media has given students a wider platform to share their experience. An example of this phenomenon is Columbia Class Confessions, a pa […]
" This amalgam of 30 progressive organizations (from AARP to the NAACP to United Way Worldwide) and tax researchers, maintains that America’s tax system is wildly skewed to favor the wealthy, with the top 1% of households receiving more benefits of wealth-building tax breaks than the bottom 80% combined."
"The difference between right and wrong in the Florida Legislature is as obvious as light and darkness. Senators met in the sunshine Tuesday to discuss the considerable benefits of accepting federal Medicaid expansion money and revamping payments to hospitals for treating the uninsured. House Republicans met in secret and were asked to trust their leade […]
"Republican leaders in the House and Senate are backing Gov. Paul LePage’s effort to amend the constitution to abolish the income tax. In a letter sent to the top lawmakers from both parties Monday, LePage urged legislative leaders from both parties to sign on as co-sponsors to his proposal. He says the Maine people agree that the “path to prosperity” i […]
"Midway Independent School District’s board of trustees Tuesday unanimously approved a letter stating that it does not support a proposed low-income housing development near Woodgate Intermediate School, claiming the complex, coupled with a new D.R. Horton subdivision in the same attendance zone, could strain the district’s resources."
"The head of UF Health in Jacksonville painted a dire picture Tuesday of the future of his hospital without the pool of money that helps cover the cost of uninsured adults' unpaid bills. 'If I lose it, I'll close in a few months,' UF Health Jacksonville Chief Executive Officer Russell Armistead told the Florida Senate about the pot o […]
"Somerset County is one of the best places in the state for children, according to the latest annual Kids Count report released Monday. For the second year in a row, Somerset County was ranked No. 3 in the report, which measures the state's 21 counties in 13 categories, including poverty, health, safety and education. Nearby Morris and Hunterdon co […]
"One of New York City’s newest luxury apartment buildings recently started accepting applications for low-income renters who will use a controversial “poor door” – a separate entrance from their wealthier neighbors who pay the full monthly rate."