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The economics of homelessness

The news: Chicago Public Schools identified 10,660 homeless students from the start of the school year through Sept. 30, an increase of about 1,500 from last school year. Behind the news: Of the homeless students—more than 98 percent of whom were children of color—1,778 were “unaccompanied youth,” a seven-fold increase from last year. Julie Dworkin, […]