A historical study of the legislative development of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 and reauthorization of 2008, existing studies, and case law since 1985 to determine the impact of the law on homeless public school students and the subsequent effect on public school personnel
The recent economic downturn has receded, but the lingering effects continue to plague Americans as the number of homeless people continues to increase. Although most citizens may correlate homelessness with adults, children have been affected more than any other subpopulation. Because children must depend on their parents, guardians, and other adults as they grow up, children represent a marginalized segment of society. Without local, state, and federal assistance, some of these children have suffered due to their socio-economic status. The purpose of this historical study was to conduct a comprehensive review of the past events that led to the development of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The study also analyzed the law, compared and contrasted studies that analyzed the law, and determined the impact on public school students and public school staff.
July 27, 2016
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