Kids without homes and kids without families need all the help they can get, especially access to secure educational opportunities.
For most homeless kids, and those in foster care, they are needlessly ripped from their schools, or worse, kept out of school all together. School is the one stable factor in their lives. And this population doesn't have a powerful lobby.
But legislation has recently (11/09) been introduced in the US Senate to help both populations.
The "Educational Success for Children and Youth Without Homes Act of 2009," S. 2800, and
The "Fostering Success in Education Act of 2009," S. 2801
will strengthen educational opportunities for kids without homes and/or without parents in their lives.
The Senate is the target for this petition.