This December, thousands of migrant farmworker children are making their annual trek to new schools in California.
growing season, their parents rent low-cost housing in federally
subsidized labor camps, but state rules mandate that families move at
least 50 miles away when the camps close for the winter.
Jose-based nonprofit human rights organization Human Agenda says
eventually about 90 percent of kids living in seasonal worker housing
drop out of school.
A state lawmaker this year tried to change the 50-mile rule, but the bill died in committee.
And so for thousands of migrant kids this winter, the cycle continues.