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Education Access for Homeless Children

by Anna Simonsen-Meehan, Policy Analyst -  6/21/2012

The United States may be one of the richest countries in the world, but income disparities and entrenched poverty leaves millions of Americans without access to quality education, decent housing, and adequate nutrition.

Read the full post, "In the midst of prosperity: 1.6 million homeless children with unequal access to education," at Developing Education.

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by Anonymous -  12/14/2012 9:29:21 AM
I'm impressed! You've managed the aoslmt impossible.
by Anna Simonsen-Meehan -  9/14/2012 11:31:04 AM
Thank you for your comment. More work certainly needs to be done to adequately support homeless students here in the United States, and it's a tough task for school and shelter staff to shoulder given continuous funding shortfalls. The issue seems to receive less attention abroad than in the US (given the difficulty we had in finding evidence in our online research), where we have organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) dedicated solely to the cause.
by Diane Nilan -  6/24/2012 4:27:55 PM
It would be worthwhile to find out what other policies exist in various areas, then find out what the actual practices are. I think we'd be horrified. Thanks for your provocative article.
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