14 Sep '12, 11pm

Over One Million U.S. Kids Are Homeless

More than one million students in this country are homeless. The number of homeless children is actually much higher. The U.S. Department of Education, which released the one million figure this June, included only “children enrolled in U.S. public preschools and kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2010-2011 school year,” according to the Orlando Sentinel . As the Sentinel points out, that excludes “infants, toddlers, preschool-aged children who aren’t enrolled in public programs and homeless children who are home-schooled.” It also excludes homeless teenagers who are not enrolled in school. The National Center on Family Homelessness estimates that the true number of homeless children in the U.S. is closer to 1.6 million . Since the recession began in 2007, the number of homeless kids “in public schools nationwide has increased 57 percent,” the Sentinel reports. It may...

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