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Will Americans living in poor rural areas vote?

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Some poorer residents of rural America say their voices are not being heard as part of the national political dialogue and the presidential election. Continue reading

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How the Deck is Stacked: Income Inequality in the U.S. – Lesson Plan

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According to research by the Pew Research Center, the American middle class is shrinking and the gap between high-income and low-income households is growing. This lesson plan will introduce students to the reality of income inequality in America. Continue reading

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Controversial soda tax could help fund pre-K in Philadelphia

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The city of Philadelphia will consider a controversial way of funding pre-K by creating a 3 cent tax on every ounce of sugary soft drink sold in the city. Continue reading

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Children of Vietnamese refugees return home

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After the Vietnam War ended, nearly 1.5 million Vietnamese migrated to the United States in search of better lives. Today, some of the younger generation that grew up there are returning to a more prosperous Vietnam.
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​​Water ATMs offer relief to India’s poorest

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Many people around the world take easy access to safe drinking water for granted, but in India, one of the world’s most populous nations, people are not so fortunate. Continue reading

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