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Old 13th March 2019, 11:23 AM   #116
Bob001
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Originally Posted by pharphis View Post
I'm confused. There are homeless children and one's worry is that their education isn't good enough? Maybe if someone can't house their child their child should be in foster care or something until their life is in order. That's probably harsh but if you care about your kids and their upbringing I'd think one would try to put their care first.

Can this not be done without "risking jail time"?
An alternative would be to provide modest housing for families who can't afford it, which would certainly be cheaper and more effective than seizing the kids into foster care and locking up the parents. And that is generally the principle under which welfare offices operate, except they don't have the resources to provide housing to everybody who needs it. Unless they are severely disturbed -- for which there should be a different set of services -- nobody, and certainly no parent of young children, would choose to be homeless.
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