Thursday, October 31, 2019
One Out Of 10 NYC Students Are Homeless
The amount of homeless in NTC schools stayed stubbornly high at 114,000. This is nearly the same as the previous year with 85% of the homeless students are either Black or Hispanic and that indicates that Mayor De Blasio's homeless policy has failed to put a dent in the homelessness.. Here is what the Mayor said about it.
It's common knowledge that homeless students have lower academic performance, higher absentees, and are more likely to be associated with behavioral problems. Moreover, the lak of a permanent home usually results in the student to move from school to school and cannot establish a stable social structure which also negatively affects academic achievement. Finally, many homeless students lack financial support and am involved faster which is associated with academic success.
Reducing the student homeless population is essential to improve student academic performance, especially in many of the Bronx and Brooklyn schools.