Rarely is the question asked: Is our children going hungry?

I was reading an article about Jocelyn Elders, and she pointed out that about half of the children in America qualify for free or reduced lunches. I just went searching for the government numbers on this. As far as I can tell from the chart, the number for FY2003 is 58.5%.

We are #1 in GDP, in wealth, in military technology, in military spending, in health technology, but we haven't figured out how to be better than last in rankings of child poverty among the 18 wealthy industrialized nations.

Wondering about the title of my post?

"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?" — George W. Bush, Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

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Published on March 14, 2004 8:30 PM.

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