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[NEW] Texas Students, Schools, and Districts to Benefit from New Law on School Breakfast

Center for Public Policy Priorities, March 4, 2014

AUSTIN, TEXAS- As schools across the country commemorate National School Breakfast Week, Texas public schools are actively working to provide school breakfast to more students in need thanks to a new law passed in 2013. MORE>>


Read JSRI’s 2009 profile of poverty and inequality in the State of Texas »

A sample of the profile follows:

Who are Texas’s Poor?

  • 1,497,803 are children (22.5% of kids)
  • 287,987 are elders (12.2% of seniors)
  • 1,974,649 are adults 18-64 (13.4 % of adults)
  • 1,399,592 are in single parent families (33.7% of such families)

Looked at another way:

  • 1,667,469 males are poor (14.2 % males)
  • 2,092,962 females are poor (17.5 % of females)
  • 2,483,561 whites are poor (14.1 % of whites)
  • 605,883 blacks are poor (22.5 % of blacks)
  • 2,092,272 Hispanics are poor (24.0% of Hispanics)
  • 824,225 immigrants are poor (21.5 % of foreign-born)

Dr. Sue Weishar is the lead JSRI liaison to Texas groups, assisted by other staff as appropriate.

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