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This Pa. Senate needs to pass this bill giving foster kids a real shot at higher ed | Opinion

Although 70 percent of foster youth want to go to college, they attend at less than half the rate of their peers, according to the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research’s Debra Schilling Wolf, executive director; Sarah Wasch, program manager; Seth Morones, Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow. HB1745, the “Fostering Independence Through Education Act,” could offer some relief by providing tuition waivers for foster youth at Pennsylvania’s state-affiliated colleges and universities.