Millions Here, Hunger There~
I have no idea the political ideology of this group, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families but this study is sure bothersome Arkansas Schools Stockpiling Millions Intended for Poor Students considering other studies in recent days. Particularly that Arkansas children rank third in the nation with 26.9 percent living in poverty in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The percentage of Arkansas children living in poverty has risen steadily since 2006, when it was 23.8 percent.
Also just yesterday it was reported that “between 2007 and 2009, Arkansas had a higher percentage of households without consistent, dependable access to food than any other state in the nation, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”
Looks like we might need to get some grassroots researcher going on what just the heck is happening here.