Middle Class

Across America, the median income of the middle class dropped from 55 percent in 2000, to 51 percent in 2014.

Pew Research says Black and Hispanic parents see the need for a college degree more than White parents do. The researchers say the difference is based in aspiration and resources.

For years, the nation’s wobbly economy has been the Achilles’ heel of the Obama administration, drawing fire from the right and left about the president’s…