"Payday lenders would face federal rules aimed at protecting low-income borrowers from being buried by fees and debts under proposals being unveiled Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau."
"A new analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shows the law of supply and demand at work. Enrollment through exchanges drops significantly as income rises, according to Avalere Health, an advisory company in Washington, D.C."
"As the percentage of economically disadvantaged kids in a San Antonio school district increases, the average SAT score drops, according to Texas Education Agency data for 2012-13. This correlation is present in the state agency's numbers for the last three years that the Express-News examined."
"While more rooftop solar energy and electric vehicles are certainly part of our energy future, some of the biggest changes are likely to come from less visible – and less obvious – sources, particularly for customers in densely populated metropolitan areas and low-income customers, who make up a significant portion of New York state’s customer base. […]
"School districts that serve the most students in poverty receive an average of $1,200, or 10 percent, less per student in state and local funding than districts with few students in poverty, according to a report released Thursday by The Education Trust (Ed Trust), a group in Washington that advocates for closing economic and racial inequities in schoo […]
"On rare occasions, a book frames an issue so powerfully that it sets the terms of all future debate. Robert Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis may do just this for the growing gulf between America’s rich and poor."
"Grand Valley Power is partnering with GRID Alternatives to help low-income families save up to 90% on their electric bills. Together the two are creating the first of its kind solar solution to generate alternative energy."