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Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:30 PM

Homeless US student population 'highest in more than a decade'

Source: BBC

Homeless US student population 'highest in more than a decade'

4 February 2020

The number of homeless students in the US is the highest in more than a decade according to a new study.

Most of the 1.5 million homeless schoolchildren stayed with other families or friends after losing their homes.

But 7% lived in abandoned buildings or cars, the report by the National Centre for Homeless Education showed.

It is often caused by job insecurity, unaffordable housing, domestic violence and recently the opioid crisis.

Living without a fixed address has a seriously impact on children's education and health.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51370060

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:34 PM

1. K n R Thanks for posting

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Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:37 PM

2. Yes it is,

and I and others see it first hand each and every day. Not just School children,it is whole families.

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Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:59 PM

3. While teaching in a large, urban school district for over 15 hears

I saw a lot of it and it is even worse now I hear from colleagues. You can't learn in that sort of environment. It doesn't work, no matter how hard everyone at the school tries it is too much to overcome, especially the Elementary School kids.

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