One in three Milwaukee school-age children live in poverty

Cleveland, New Orleans, Detroit, Fresno, Calif., St. Louis and Milwaukee have the largest proportion of low-income students in the United States, according to newly released U.S. Census data gathered in 2005. "I literally go into classrooms and say ... 'I'm begging you to stay in school and work hard,'" said Tom Barrett, Milwaukee's mayor. "We know that's the long-term solution."

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