When “at-risk” students—ones in the foster care system, working to overcome poverty and more—aren’t receiving the services they need at school, their education suffers. CLC policy director Sharra Greer recently sat down with the Washington Post’s Perry Stein to discuss this issue:
D.C. Council members are moving to ensure the city’s most vulnerable students get the help they have been promised following disclosures that money for at-risk students was used for routine school system expenses.
“One of the struggles we have had is really understanding how the schools are spending it,” said Sharra Greer, policy director at the Children’s Law Center, a nonprofit group that has called for greater transparency in at-risk spending. “Is it really achieving the purpose of providing supplemental support for students who really need the help?”