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|The fight for education, a documentary Op-Ed|
|Por AL DÍA NEWS|
|14:02 | 10/17/13|
The Pennsylvania state constitution states that, "the General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education." Yet in Philadelphia, where one out of three students comes from a low-income household, education is severely underfunded.
"The Fight for Education" is an AL DÍA documentary op-ed that explores the 2013 efforts of teachers, students, parents and the community to achieve equal access to education in the city of Philadelphia.
A majority of public school children in 17 states, one-third of the 50 states across the nation, were low income students – eligible for free or reduced lunches – in the school year that ended in 2011. Thirteen of the 17 states were in the South, and the remaining four were in the West. Since 2005, half or more of the South’s children in public schools have been from low income households.