Want to know the real state of the US economy? Visit a local public school and find out how many student qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. A new report found that, at 51%, the number of children who qualified for federal programs for free or reduced-price lunches is the highest in at least 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. In other words, in 2013, more than half of the students attending public school lived in poverty. For more info please read this article.