UN: Israel Failing Disadvantaged Children

Israel has some of the widest gaps in wealthy nations between children from middle household income levels and those from lowest income levels, a new UN study found.

An ultra-orthodox man gives money to a Palestinian street beggar during the Pesach (Passover) holiday in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 6, 2015.

Public Housing a Trendy Deal in San Diego

Select San Diegans will receive federal government housing subsidies along with 42-inch HDTVs, cable, Internet and on-site services upon taking up residence at the newly constructed $50 million dollar Alpha Square low-income housing project in the city’s trendy East Village neighborhood.

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Move Over Obamaphone, Now There’s the ObamaNet!

Capitalizing on his huge expansion of the Obamaphone program that gave millions of low-income Americans a free cell phone, President Obama is now angling to give millions of Americans free Internet access.


60% of Middle Class College Students Fail to Graduate Within 6-8 Years

According to the U.S. Department of Education (USED), while 75 percent of the fastest-growing careers require post-high school education and training, more than half of middle class students who start college fail to earn a bachelor’s degree within six to eight years.

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