Advocates: One million homeless students shows consequence of lack of affordable housing
The number of homeless children in public schools is up 57 percent since the start of the last recession.
That gloomy figure -- from the U.S. Department of Education -- was highlighted by the First Focus Campaign for Children, a Washington-based nonprofit. Across America, classrooms are filled with more than 1 million homeless students, the highest number in the country’s history, First Focus says.
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