character: be about it
TROOPERS TEACHING STUDENTS
- of the 280 million citizens in the u.s. 25% are children under the age 18.
- in 2014:
- 2,700,893 children lived in Pennsylvania.
- 31% were children of color.
- 19 % were categorized as poor.
- In 2013:
- 60 % of Pennsylvania’s FOURTH GRADE students could not read at grade level.
- 56 % were unable to compute at grade level.
- 80 % of african american fourth graders could not read at grade level.
- 81 % could not compute.
81 % of Hispanic fourth graders could not read at grade level.
76 % could not compute.
- more than 20% of children under age 6 were poor.
- more than 50% of the poor children were extremely poor.
- The United States of America has the highest incarceration rate.
- in the world for young people.