Compliance with the mckinney act: Providing homeless children with educational opportunity
This article focuses on using the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 to provide homeless children with educational opportunity. The article questions compliance with the act relative to the ability and willingness of regulatory agents to comply, the standard by which compliance is measured, and the meaning of compliance. Conclusions drawn from the review of related literature suggest that future educational law should reflect the salience of universal rather than exceptional services. Within that context, social workers concerned with providing homeless and transient children with educational opportunity might advocate for policy that funds the development of learning systems with a focus on relationships and interactions; implement practices that involve teaming with educational and supportive personnel to address the common learning needs of students; and conduct research that focuses on an interdisciplinary, multisystem approach to educating the nation's children.
School of Social Work
Children, Education, Homelessness, McKinneyAct
Markward, Martha J. "Compliance with the McKinney Act: Providing homeless children with educational opportunity." Children & Schools 16, no. 1 (1994): 31-38.
Children and Schools