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Publication Date: November 2007

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

Author(s): Dan Lips

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Education (Schools)

Keywords: Education; Displaced Youth; foster care; foster children

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.