New Report Shows Jump in Student Homelessness Last School Year
A new UCLA survey shows 269,000 of the state’s K-12 students experienced homelessness during the 2018-2019 school year. The report, released Wednesday, shows homeless has also affected 1 in 5 community college students, 1 in 10 California State University students, and 1 in 20 University of California students. That figure is sure to grow once the full impact of coronavirus is taken into account.
The situation is even more pronounced for Black and Latino students, as well as those who are LGBTQ. Latinos make up 70% of students experiencing homelessness.
“We have to take collective action,” said UCLA professor of education Tyrone Howard. “Schools for far too long have been asked to solve this problem all alone.”
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.