By Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Association

One of my favorite photos is of the students I taught at a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City. I will never forget the day one of the kids returned to the shelter after his family found affordable housing. He was so excited to tell me all about it. Opening the door to their new home meant doors of opportunity would open for him.

Students who have the security of a home are able to concentrate better in school. They can imagine, dream, and be curious about the world without the burden of adult worries. They have a better chance of graduating high school when they have homes. That’s why the National Education Association is proud to be part of the Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign.

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