Teen Mothers

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As logic dictates, teen mothers typically do not seek employment if parents provide them with financial support. Although, data is lacking as to a teen’s occupational options while they are attending high school (Smith & Wilson, 2014). Even so, as an adult it is difficult to attend school, raise a child or children and work, much less an adolescent successfully navigating these conditions. In those rare instances when the teen marries, typically to another teen, the same challenges are then multiplied. Both teens and their parents know that education is necessary for financial independence, and more attainable through further education and increased employment options (SmithBattle, 2007). Working outside the home and going to school outside the home requires childcare which is expensive and can be traumatic for a new mom. However, as the child grows and becomes more independent time may become available for the mother to return to her educational goals. Education is then shown to be achievable, it is just delayed and not congruent with typical societal time frames.
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The amendment design and verbiage reads well and creates a sense of understanding and protection of the civil rights of a pregnant or parenting adolescent by way of receiving an education free from discrimination and equal to a typical high school environment. It is compelling to see that the Federal government was successful in addressing a national phenomenon. It appears this Federal law is not well implemented at the state level, as shown in paragraphs above. The opportunities provided by states leave a lot to be desired and are less than ideal. The educational arena further subjects this population to more scarlet letters as Pillow pointed out in 2006, accountability to and for these students is ignored even now after 43

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