As Dallas ISD's Homeless Student Population Reaches ‘catastrophic' Numbers, a Plea and a Proposal

The numbers, Mark Pierce says -- again and again, to anyone who will listen -- are "sort of catastrophic." And they are only getting worse. The lone full-timer assisting the Dallas Independent School District's homeless student population says some 3,700 homeless students are spread through almost every school -- many in the high schools, the last stops for some before the streets. Yet, those are last week's statistics."It's probably higher now," Pierce said over coffee Monday, his voice still tinged with a Boston accent after close to three decades in Dallas. And it will inch higher still, week after week, until the school year's end.  Continue reading...

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