Homeless Illiteracy. Is it a problem?. Families are now the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Children who are homeless are one of the growing segments of the general homeless population. .
Is it a problem?
Average homeless families consists of a young, single mother and two children under the age of six
What will happen to these kids?
Including basic necessities, these students lack school supplies when they do go to class
The McKinney-Vento Act requires school districts to stabilize children in their original schools so they can continue their education without disruption
Can the cycle be broken?
National Center for education Statistics. Available at nces.ed.gov
National Urban League
US Department of Education www.ed.gov
Urban Institute www.urban.org