["It is imperative that our political system recommit its focus to the issues of education and inequality. If it does not, we will create a permanent lower class, excluded from the opportunities, career success and economic prosperity that once defined the American dream. Our economy will suffer, and so will our democracy." *RON*] Seattle Times illustration One-third of children raised in middle-class families will fall out of the middle class by adulthood.
AMERICANS are overwhelmingly concerned about income inequality, according to a New York Times poll released in June. Americans also overwhelmingly support policies to address this issue head on.