Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Study: One in 50 U.S. children are homeless
From CNN: A report issued this week states that 1.5 American children (using data from 2005-06) is homeless, which calculates to 1 in 50.
Walk into any public school. See the classroom with 30 kids in it? See the classroom next to it with another 30 kids? Statistically, one of those kids is homeless. That is, assuming that homeless children are able to attend school. Not all of them are. And assuming that the homeless children are school-age. According to the report, 42 percent are under age 6.