The time has come for us to honor our society's most fundamental obligation and to ensure the right of every child to be safe, treated with dignity, and to learn and to grow in the embrace of a family.
On Tuesday, the President will deliver his State of the Union Address. In all likelihood, education will be a prominent consideration, sparking a national debate and setting the cogs of Congress into motion.
Too often, services designed for the homeless funnel young adults into the same programs for men and women who are decades older and have been struggling with chronic mental illness or battling addictions.
There is plenty of research to prove that extending benefits to foster kids during the first difficult years in college, or as they enter the work force, will save California considerable money down the line.