October 16, 2019POLITICAL
- Day 1000 of the current U.S. presidential administration. Time to register to vote!
- 22% - The percentage of days the President spent at one of his golf properties for some portion of the day (even if he did not play golf) as of October 15th. Don't forget to register to vote!
- 7,737,441,620 - The current world population.
- 806,685,254 - The number of people with no access to a safe drinking water source, worldwide.
- 6,803 - The number of deaths today caused by smoking
EDUCATION IN THE U.S. AND INDIANA
- $1.7 billion The amount spent annually on standardized tests in the US.
- 104 - The number of charter schools in Indiana.
- $161,445,099.77 - The amount Indiana spent on vouchers in 2018-19.
- 56.6 million - The number of students attending elementary, middle, and high schools across the US.
- 3.7 million - The number of K-12 teachers in fall 2019 in the US.
- 12,808,000 (17.5%) - The number of American children living in poverty in 2017.
- 8.0% - The percentage of American children living in extreme poverty in 2017.
- 321,234 (21%) - The number of Indiana children living in poverty.
- Percentage of Indiana children living in poverty based on race/ethnicity.
15% (168,028) of white children live in poor families.
42% (69,537) of black children live in poor families.
35% (56,560) of Hispanic children live in poor families.
17% (5,237) of Asian children live in poor families.
- 2.5 million - The number of children who are homeless each year in America.
- 17,863 - The number of Indiana children who are homeless.
- New Mexico 71.1 - The state with the lowest graduation rate in the US.
Overall Poverty rate 20.56%
- Iowa 91% - The state with the highest graduation rate in the US.
Overall Poverty rate 11.98%
- 83.8% - Indiana Graduation rate.
Overall Poverty rate 14.56%
- 0 micrograms per deciliter - The established safe blood lead level from the CDC.
- 5 micrograms per deciliter - The CDC Blood Lead Reference Value (BLRV) (indicates a need for federal intervention)
- 500,000 (estimate) - The number of American children who have blood lead levels at or above the CDC's reference value for intervention.
- 583 - The number of Indiana children who had at least one test with a blood lead level at or above 10 micrograms per deciliter.