Beyond Ferguson: The troubled state of America's children, by the numbers

The Washignton Post

August 20, 2014


The 2014-15 school year is beginning at a time when all eyes are on the troubling events in Ferguson, Mo., where unrest continues after the Aug. 9 shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer and charges of systemic racial injustice have been raised. As all this unfolds, here’s a look at how children in Ferguson and across the country live. The following information was taken from the 2014 State of America’s Children report issued by the Children’s Defense Fund, which you can read in full below.
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