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Among 15- to 19-year-olds, the suicide rate rose from eight deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 11.8 per 100,000 in 2017, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


In the U.S., millions of adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment--yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels.


19 states still permit corporal punishment and a new Southern Poverty Law Center analysis of federal education data shows that deep disparities among the types of students who experience spanking or paddling at the hands of school officials.


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