More than half of the US’s school-age children are now officially living in poverty—destroying the leftist argument that immigration will “boost the economy” and plunging America to the very precipice of Third World economic decline.
According to an analysis titled “A New Majority: Low Income Students Now a Majority In the Nation’s Public Schools” issued by the Southern Education Foundation—itself an organization set up in the 1930s to promote black education in the South—“low income students are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools.”
The appropriately-titled report said that the latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), show that 51 percent of the students across the nation’s public schools were low income in 2013.
In 40 of the 50 states, low income students comprised no less than 40 percent of all public schoolchildren. In 21 states, children eligible for free or reduced-price lunches were a majority of the students in 2013.
Most of the states with a majority of low income students are found in the South and the West. Thirteen of the 21 states with a majority of low income students in 2013 were located in the South, and six of the other 21 states were in the West.
Mississippi led the nation with the highest rate: 71 percent, almost three out of every four public school children, were low-income. The nation’s second highest rate was found in New Mexico, where 68 percent of all public school students were low income in 2013.
The report follows on from an earlier report issued by the Southern Education Foundation in 2010, titled “A New Diverse Majority: Students of Color in the South’s Public Schools” which revealed that “for the first time in history, public schools in the American South no longer enroll a majority of White students.”
According to that report, black, Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander, American Indian, and multiracial children now constitute slightly more than half of all students in the 15 states of the South.
The pattern of poverty, while concentrated in the Hispanic overrun South, is however appearing across the nation as the immigration invasion spreads.
According to the latest Southern Education Foundation report, half or more of the public schoolchildren in 21 states were eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches, a benefit available only to families living in poverty or near-poverty in 2013.
In 19 other states, low income students constituted between 40 percent and 49 percent of the states’ public school enrollment. In other words, very high proportions of low income students were evident in four-fifths of the 50 states in 2013.
This poverty rate has been steadily growing. In 1989, less than 32 percent of the nation’s public school students were low-income.
By 2000, the national rate as compiled and calculated by the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) had increased to over 38 percent.
By 2006, the national rate was 42 percent and by 2011 it had climbed to 48 percent. NCES data shows that in 2012 the rate of low income students was barely below one-half—49.6 percent. In 2013, the rate crossed the threshold of one half so that in 2013 low income students became a new majority in the nation’s public schools.
The demographic change is almost exclusively due to the mass invasion of the US by millions of illegal immigrants from central and South America over the last two decades. The Southern Education Foundation figures are supported by official statistics released last year which revealed that, nationally speaking, the 2014–15 school year will mark the threshold when nonwhites will officially become the majority of pupils.
The correlation between the plunge into poverty level and the overrunning of America by millions of nonwhite invaders from central and South America is clear. Contrary to the leftists’ claim that immigration will “boost” the economy, the economic and social chaos which characterizes the Third World is moving en masse to America along with the invaders.
Which raises the question: if illegal immigrants “boost the economy,” why have they not done so in their own countries?
The direct link between economic collapse and the nonwhite invasion shows definitively that, unless halted and reversed, this process will cause the United States to be plunged into Third World status within a few decades at most—and when that happens, the US will resemble little more than a hybrid between Mexico and Guatemala.