Change: Homeless student population to crest 2,500 in Fairfax County for first time
Have to love the way Barry is taking care of the middle class. He’s making it so more and more of them slip into poverty. But he has government programs for that – not that they work.
The number of homeless students in Fairfax County public schools is likely to surpass 2,500 by the end of this school year, according to school officials, what would be a new record for one of the most affluent communities in the nation.
Experts say the increase in homelessness among students, from kindergarten to high school, is related to the lingering effects of the recession. This year’s total will be nearly 10 times the number of homeless students counted in county schools just 15 years ago.
via The Washington Post.