THE SOUTH IS HOME TO
HISTORIC INEQUALITY.

 
 

THE LOWEST ODDS

A child in the Deep South has the lowest odds of going from the bottom of the income distribution to the top.

 

ELEVEN PERCENT

Only 11% of Nashville students scored at least a 21 on the ACT last year — which means 89% are not prepared for college.

 

51ST OF 51

Mississippi is ranked last in the country for academic achievement.