EducationOnly 36% of American eighth-grade students were reading at a grade-proficient level in 2017. Rates were higher in northeastern
Active ShootersThe mass shootings on Aug. 3 in El Paso, Texas and Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio, and the shooting the previous week in Gilroy,
Military SpendingThe US government spent $778,962,000,000 on the military in 2018. This is down from a high of $833,978,000,000 in 2011.