Waive Tuition for Foster Kids

The Editorial board, Citizens Voice •

According to the Juvenile Law Center, more than 8,700 youths 13 to 20 were placed in the child welfare system statewide between October 2015 and September 2016. Of those, about 3,200 were 16 or older.

Over that period, 718 of those people between 18 and 20 left the system. About 70 percent told counselors that they planned to attend college but only about 30 percent enrolled, and only about 10 percent are expected to graduate.

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