Prepare foster kids for future

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Prepare foster kids for future

Re “Shame on us for putting foster kids last” (Viewpoint, Feb. 12): Ed Howard makes a good point that California has more consideration for pet-related issues than the fate of foster children. Although pending legislation could extend foster care to age 21, it must be considered that the most efficient use of the state’s limited funding is to adequately prepare foster youth for life before age 18.

Many of California’s inmates were at one point in foster care. A K-12 foster-care tuition scholarship program would increase both, foster student learning and life success.

– Evelyn Stacey, Sacramento

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