Watched the movie “America” on Sunday night, not a bad movie, dragged a little, but at the end, they asserted that eight out of ten foster children wound up dead, in jail or on the street.
Now, I can be pretty sure that 10/10 foster children will wind up dead, sooner or later, but this really seems like a statistic that was pulled out of someone’s ass.
One would have to assume that foster children are followed by some statistician and monitored for being dead, in jail or on the street. Not buying it.
I get that we could probably do better with our nation’s foster kids, and the statistic doesn’t even seem unbelievable to me, I just don’t think they can or do track such a thing.
Anyone have any idea about this data?