Tuesday , 21 October 2014

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More than 48 Million Fall Below US Poverty Line

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More than 48 million Americans were living below the poverty line in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reports in its supplemental poverty measure. The official poverty line was $23,283 last year for a family of four. The supplemental poverty measure, as opposed to the national poverty rate, takes into account various benefits, expenses and resources faced by and ... Read More »

Most Colleges Don’t Mandate Teaching of Government, History and Economics

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Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Should college students be well-informed about the government, history and economics prior to moving on with the rest of their lives? The American Council of Trustees and Alumni believes so but in its sixth annual analysis of core curricula at nearly 1,100 four-year colleges and universities, the group found that it just wasn’t the case. In fact, Michael ... Read More »