Slipping Out Of The Middle Class Can Hit Kids Hard

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Joe Wemette, former asst. superintendent, Roseville Schools (Minn.)
Katherine Marshall Woods, Psychological Group of Washington
Taniesha Woods, National Center for Children and Poverty

The number of American children who qualify for free or reduced school lunches has surged in the economic downturn. For many of those children, it may be the first time they fully understand their family's changing economic situation.



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