➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Foster Care Awareness Month: Educational Disparity for Foster Youth (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – May 01, 2017
With dismal statistics like the average reading level of a 17-year-old in foster care being that of a seventh grader and less than 60 percent of children who age out of foster care graduating high school by age 19 compared to almost 90 percent of the general population, Children’s Rights is launching its fifth annual Fostering the Future campaign. Children’s Rights is showcasing the educational disparity for children in foster care and advocating for change.