Improving Educational Opportunities for Foster Children
Publication Date: November 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Dan Lips
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Education; Displaced Youth; foster care; foster children
Coverage: United States
Research evidence and surveys of former foster children find many common problems in the classroom, such as persistent low expectations and instability caused by frequent school transfers. Offering foster children new school choice options would provide greater stability and help more students receive a quality education that prepares them to attain independence in adulthood.