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New Poverty Data

RPP news in Peru had an interesting article about poverty in Peru.  It is a hopeful article in that the UN believes that Peru can reduce its current poverty rate of 30% to 10% by 2021, when Peru celebrates 200 years.  Unfortunately, many people in Peru do not believe that the poverty rate is only 30%- most believe it to be higher.  But, I will take good news when I can get it.

I looked, then, at the poverty rate in the school district where I work.  Using the ‘free and reduced lunch’ rate, Peru is in better condition than the children in the Saint Paul Public Schools when one looks at poverty.

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