During the 2021-22 school year, 34,043 students experienced homelessness in Pennsylvania, an all-time high for the state.
Our work in this area includes promoting policies that support and affirm students and safeguard students’ rights and fighting against systemic racism and discrimination. Some examples of the issues we address include: unfair residency rules that disproportionately harm children experiencing homelessness and those in foster care; refusals to support and fully include children with disabilities; failure to provide supports and address language barriers affecting immigrant students and English learners; discrimination and harassment against students of color and LGBTQ+ students; and denial of education to children in residential and hospital placements.
With attacks against students’ rights and public education intensifying, ELC’s vigilance in protecting children against illegal barriers is more critical than ever.
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