Posted in Education

Poverty impacts reading ability and graduation rates

A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that nationally 80 percent of low-income fourth graders and 66 percent of all fourth graders…

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New Census Report Shows America More Impoverished

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2009. Its findings showed:…

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Pensacola a “Forgotten City”

MIT researchers recently released a study that named America’s 150 forgotten cities. The analysis is based on being a medium sized city/metropolitan area and failing…

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Posted in Pensacola Politics

Cutting funds for non-profits

The Pensacola City Council is faced with an estimated $1.8 million deficit in the fiscal year 2010-11 budget. Instead of looking at how it may…

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Welfare isn’t the problem

I’ve read most of the comments on the Access Escambia. For some this initiative is an opportunity to voice opposition to welfare. Gang, Escambia County…

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What is real poverty

Food for Thought from MarketWatch.com: The richest two percent of the world’s population owns more than half of the world’s household wealth. Although you may…

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Double digit sales tax may replace property taxes

So you are angry over your property tax bill? Would you rather pay more sales tax? Hmmm, how about 7.5 percent more – from the…

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Legal counsel for indigent in trouble

State is having trouble paying for the legal fees of the poor. Can’t pay for medical care. Low income housing is not being rebuilt after…

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Healthcare solution: free check-ups

The NY Times is reporting today that some hospital systems are experimenting with free preventative care to reduce the much higher write-offs of emergency room…

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