Educational experiences and aspirations of older youth in foster care.

@article{McMillen2003EducationalEA,
  title={Educational experiences and aspirations of older youth in foster care.},
  author={Curtis McMillen and Wendy F. Auslander and Diane E Elze and Tony White and Ronald Thompson},
  journal={Child welfare},
  year={2003},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={475-95}
}
This study documents the school experiences of 262 youth referred for independent-living preparation from the foster care system of one midwestern U.S. county. Of the youth, 73% had been suspended at least once since the seventh grade, and 16% had been expelled. In the past year, 58% had failed a class, and 29% had physical fights with students. Yet the group reported high educational aspirations: 70% wanted to attend college. Those in congregate care and family settings often had school… CONTINUE READING