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Publication Date: June 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Dan Lips

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Education; vouchers; School Choice

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Because the estimated 518,000 children in foster care are among the most at-risk children in American society, and because the quality of their primary and secondary education is a major factor in determining whether or not they succeed in life, policymakers should work to improve learning opportunities for foster children by expanding their education options.