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February 18, 2009

HOMELESS STUDENTS INCREASE

Chicago Tribune - The number of homeless students in area schools has skyrocketed since 2006, as more families face foreclosure and job loss, and schools are growing more aware of their obligations under federal law.

Across the Chicago suburbs, a 67 percent increase in homeless students during the two years that ended in June reflects a faltering economy. Some districts are reporting their first homeless students. In Chicago, the schools expect to top last year's record number of 10,642 homeless students.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they really homeless, or is it just that their homes are in another country?

February 20, 2009 12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister in law works for a school district, and she knows a quite a few homeless students, like teenagers living in cars and homeless shelters, many of them not having any family to help, and this is in an affulent suburban city.

Overwhelmingly these students are "white kids" born in the US.

February 21, 2009 11:01 AM  

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