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Why It's So Hard to Get Ahead in the South April, 2017

CHARLOTTE--Shamelle Jackson moved here from Philadelphia, hoping to find work opportunities and better schools for her four children, who range in age from two to 14. Instead, she found a city with expensive housing, few good jobs, and schools that can vary dramatically in quality. "I've never struggled as hard as I do here in Charlotte," Jackson, 34, told me.

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