This is up from 34% in 2000. We are not addressing the source of poverty in the US, we are perpetuating it.
Detroit leads the nation in having the worst graduation rate for it's public schools. 25% of 9th graders entering Detroit public schools this fall will not graduate.
None of this is a coincidence.
The problem is, as I recently wrote about, is that no one seems to have an answer and many (mostly on the left) don't want a solution.
We better wake up, because we may looking at the future of the country. With us becoming an entitlement society, having an aging work force, and current job production primarily in the government sector, uneducated fatherless children are not what we need to produce to support our economy later.
Anyone else see a major-league meltdown on the horizon for the US economy?