Devastating article from the NYTimes about the
national surge of homeless schoolchildren that is driven by relentless unemployment and foreclosures. The rise, to more than one million students without stable housing by last spring, has tested budget-battered school districts as they try to carry out their responsibilities — and the federal mandate — to salvage education for children whose lives are filled with insecurity and turmoil.
There were 679,000 homeless students reported in 2006-7, a total that surpassed one million by last spring…With schools just returning to session, initial reports point to further rises.
Check out this recent post from Anti-Capitalism for a look at the effects of the crisis on children in the UK.