This morning’s comes from the Durham Herald-Sun:
“Opening eyes to povertyState lawmaker George Cleveland’s statement last week on extreme poverty is stomach-churning.
“We have no one in the state of North Carolina living in extreme poverty,” he said in the course of discussion about funding for the state’s early childhood education program.. “Poverty is you’re out there living on a dollar and half a day. I don’t think we have anybody in North Carolina doing that.”
We’re not sure what world Cleveland is living in, but poverty is an all too common sight in ours.
So what qualifies as extreme poverty? Read more