This one goes out to all the teachers out there: friends, coworkers and peers; past, present and future, if there is one for this career. We are witnessing the implosion of the educational system in America, and the dismantling of the future by the obscenely wealthy and "conservatives" who pride themselves on their ignorance.
Top 1% owns more than 90% of us combined. "In 2007, the latest year for which figures are available from the Federal Reserve Board, the richest 1% of U.S. households owned 33.8% of the nation’s private wealth. That’s more than the combined wealth of the bottom 90 percent."400 people have as much wealth as half of our population. The combined net worth of the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans in 2007: $1.5 trillion. The combined net worth of the poorest 50% of American households: $1.6 trillion. - Dave Johnson/Working Group on Extreme Inequality
|from Campaign for America's Future|