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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:48 AM

More than One Million Schoolchildren in U.S. are Homeless

Homelessness among schoolchildren has reached record levels in the United States, with more than one million without a home.

During the 2010-2011 school year, there were 1,065,794 homeless students in preschools and K-12 schools, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.

This marked the first time in history that public schools reported more than one million homeless children and youth.

Nationally, the total of homeless students increased 13% from the previous year (2009-2010). In 15 states, the increase was 20% or higher. Kentucky and Utah experienced a 47% jump, Michigan and West Virginia 38%, and Mississippi 35%.

http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/more-than-one-million-schoolchildren-in-us-are-homeless-130123?news=846835

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The Straight Story Jan 2013 OP
Cobalt Violet Jan 2013 #1
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newfie11 Jan 2013 #3
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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:50 AM

1. Record corporate profits and record homeless children!

Go USA!

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:58 AM

2. Meanwhile one party can't wait to gut the safety net

After all the rich need more money. You don't expect them to go to bed lacking for anything do you ? They need a dozen Cadillacs in the drive way then they can sleep good at night in there nice warm mansion to hell with the rest of us low life's!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:59 AM

3. This is horrible

How can the repugs continue to block jobs bill? Why aren't the banksters in jail?

What chance do these kids have. They will be lucky to finish high school!!!!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:40 AM

4. This is outrageous and unacceptable, and our government let bankers who stole homes off the hook

 



I am so tired of poor people and children getting the shaft, while they use our treasury like a free bank

and even DUers would rather just talk about Beyonce or stupid shit the media wants to distract us with, than help get to the bottom of the real problem in this country....

Why isn't everyone MAD AS HELL that they are NOT AUDITING THE PENTAGON?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022244900

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:42 AM

5. only 4 rec?

We're fucked until most can't afford their lattes I guess.

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