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Military Kids Change School Up to 9 Times. So Let’s Make It Easier.

Ph.D. candidate Frances Tilney Burke publishes an op-ed on the policy support needed for children of military families.

By the time most military children complete secondary school, they will have switched schools up to nine times. These frequent changes between schools of strikingly varying quality trouble military children both socially and academically. Though Congress has written legislation that would ease transitions for military children and add flexibility to their parents’ choices for education, the bill, the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019, has sat in committee since March.

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