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The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Exclusionary school discipline, disproportionately experienced by children of color, LGBTQ children, and children with disabilities, is strongly associated with delinquency and criminal justice involvement.

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US Wealth Inequality

Wealth inequity in the United States is not new, but the exponential increase in that inequity over the last 50 years is astounding.

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Education as a Social Determinant of Health

Education is one of the most powerful drivers of wellness. Although the number of years of education attained for both males and females has increased globally since 1970, we still note a disparity between males and females.

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The Poor are Getting A Lot Poorer

Deep poverty is often defined as income below 50% of the Federal Poverty Line – that’s less than $5,940 for an individual. The percentage of the American poor living in deep poverty has increased significantly in the last four decades.

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Why Do Homeless Kids Miss School?

Getting to school is a challenge for lots of American kids, but homeless children face particularly steep barriers. United States Department of Education data illustrate the public health nature of many of the reasons homeless kids miss school.

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