With the best of intentions, a California rule leads to dropouts and splits families

7/17/17 California under Gov. Pat Brown in the 1960s built housing for migrant farmworkers, who too often would have no place to sleep after toiling in the fields. Today, 24 housing centers, located from Williams at this end of the Central Valley to Arvin at the south end, house 10,000 farmworkers,. But an obscure regulation is disrupting the education of the children of migrant farmworkers, and splitting families up. It says that workers have to move 50 miles or more from the housing center to be eligible to reside there the following year.