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

Lesson Plan

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

Protesters outside the Republican National Convention in Tampa built the words “middle class” out of ice to illustrate their discontent with the increasing wealth disparity in the United States.

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