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Sun Oct 26, 2014, 04:06 AM

How many homeless S.F. schoolkids? Enough to fill 70 classrooms



One out of every 25 San Francisco schoolkids is homeless.

In other words, if you put all those 2,100 students together, they would fill 70 to 80 classrooms and outnumber the student body at Washington High School.

Overall, of the 54,000 students in the system, one in 25 ó or 4 percent ó is homeless.

That said, the number of students without stable housing is a bit lower than last yearís October count of 2,350, but well above the pre-recession 844 in 2005.

Although the number of homeless students has fluctuated by a few hundred up or down, it hasnít fallen below 2,000 in the past five years. Itís become a chronic problem, with nearly every school serving at least one homeless child and some schools serving far more.

http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/How-many-homeless-S-F-schoolkids-Enough-to-fill-5846235.php

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yuiyoshida Oct 2014 OP
Kalidurga Oct 2014 #1
redruddyred Oct 2014 #3
yeoman6987 Oct 2014 #4
CountAllVotes Oct 2014 #2
xchrom Oct 2014 #5

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:28 AM

1. This is a moral outrage

There really are people that think some people deserve to be homeless. We have gone from in the early 80's where people would complain about welfare recipients to a number of people who now complain that low wage workers are taking too much. That the working poor are asking for too much when they ask for enough money to feed themselves and their children and oh pretty please can we have enough money to live in the worst areas of the city too, like in an apartment.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:46 AM

3. when the best apartments in the city remain unoccupied, kept as "investments"

 

housing is a human right.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 01:35 PM

4. Sad for a progressive city government

 

If we can't get Democratic cities and states assisting the poor. How can we expect the Republicans? This is tragic and embarrassing!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:35 AM

2. I used to walk to work when I lived in SF

and I used to walk by this one automobile in particular every day. It had 2 young girls that were obviously living in it and they were dressed in uniforms and they were getting ready to go to school.

It was a shock to me as someone was paying for these girls to attend some sort of a school that required uniforms.

Their car was parked near Golden Gate Park on Fulton street I remember.

Sad as all hell and this was some time ago; in the late 1980s best I can remember.



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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 01:40 PM

5. du rec.

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