Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Homeless Children Rise in Number

The New York Times reported Sunday Sep 6 2009 about rising homelessness for children:

"The rise, to more than one million students without stable housing by last spring, has tested budget-battered school districts as they try to carry out their responsibilities — and the federal mandate — to salvage education for children whose lives are filled with insecurity and turmoil.

The instability can be ruinous to schooling, educators say, adding multiple moves and lost class time to the inherent distress of homelessness."

The social and economic costs for this recession for children, (formerly) working poor people, and recent college graduates are incalculable.

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