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Catherine Meek

Entries by Catherine Meek

We Must Help Our Nation's Homeless Children Get an Education

(7) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 7:03 PM

Frankie is nine years old. He has a rash all over his face and body -- stress-related said the doctor. He has trouble focusing on his homework and paying attention in school; he has fights in the schoolyard; he has serious mood swings; he has no friends. He lives with...

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The In-Between

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 11:08 AM

Hanna Duff is a School on Wheels volunteer tutor. She has been tutoring in a girls' group foster home for almost two years. This is one of her experiences.

I would like to tell you about Melissa. Excuse me. Queen Melissa. Her socks never match. She can guzzle...

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It's Not What We Say, It's What We Do That Matters

(5) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 2:26 PM

California spends $216,081 for every youth incarcerated by the Department of Juvenile Justice and $7,571 for every student in the public school system.

We say that education matters, yet California is ranked number 47 among the states in per pupil spending on education. Further, according to "Quality Counts," a...

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(4) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 4:02 PM

When our Marketing Consultant asked if I wanted to blog on the Huffington Post, my immediate response was no -- I'm a do-er, not a blogger. Then I thought, this would be good for our homeless students, those without a voice. It will make people aware of just how many...

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Is Education a Civil Right?

(18) Comments | Posted April 11, 2010 | 8:23 PM

I recently watched Al Sharpton on the Stephen Colbert show talk about how education is the civil rights issue of the 21st century. He discussed his collaboration with Newt Gingrich to promote education reforms. Al Sharpton and Newt Gingrich? That's an interesting coupling.

And I thought of all the...

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Walking the Dog

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2010 | 7:20 PM

I asked one of our team, Linda Huddle, what she would say about homeless students on a blog like this. So here's what she did say:

I love to walk my dog. One summer walking to a park near my home, I got to know a group of children who...

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Why Don't We Talk About Homeless Children?

(8) Comments | Posted January 4, 2010 | 9:22 AM

I read Arianna Huffington's post in September on the surge of homeless schoolchildren caused by the epidemic of home foreclosures. I guess this is the bright side of the recession - people are actually talking about homeless children. I'm not sure when the stereotypical picture of homelessness will...

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