At recent high school graduations across the nation, the seas of smiling faces and matching caps and gowns mask the complexity of individuals’ lived experiences leading up to these moments. For me and other young people in my situation, it’s a different story. Given that I grew up in the foster-care system, high school graduation […]
Foster kids graduate high school and go to college at a much lower rate than other groups of children. The federal government is trying to help these young people from falling behind, but many states aren’t doing their part. We look at how schools and child-welfare systems are each failing the foster youth in their care.