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The $65 Dollar "Solution" to Student Homelessness

By Steve Majors Nov. 17, 2014

 $49 and $65.

The first number is the average cost of a Thanksgiving feast for a family of 10. According to the American Farm Bureau Association, all that turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and so forth has added up to roughly $49 for several years running. 

And the second number? That represents the federal government's spending on education for homeless students. The math is pretty straightforward: About 1 million kids experience homelessness each year, and the federal program for keeping these kids in school -- known as Education for Homeless Children and Youth, or EHCY -- is funded at $65 million, or $65 per student.

So what's the solution to making sure that we support homeless kids appropriately so that they succeed in school? Read Dan Cardinali's latest Huffington Post blog