Sunday, February 22, 2009

Teen Moms: Do We Help Them?

The Hartford Courant reports that Hartford Public Schools has cut funding for three staff members who operate the day care program which helps teen moms graduate high school. Now that is controversial.
I tend to be a conservative thinker when it comes to bailing out those who make poor choices. But I am willing to allow for the sometimes necessary bailout. For these students who will lose this service, the ramifications only perpetuate the cycle of poverty. For that reason, I think Hartford Public Schools has this one wrong.

2 Comments:

At 8:50 AM , Anonymous Joe said...

I agree Mr. M. In January a lovely young girl graduated from one of the schools in which I work. Every morning she was able to bring her son to the day care center in the school while she went to classes. Having received her diploma she is much better able to cope with life than she was before when she had to stay at home because she could not afford care. She has gotten a job as a receptionist and has plans for college and we are all better off for this.

 
At 4:31 PM , Anonymous Gilligan said...

I agree it is a poor decision by Hartford schools. These girls will drop out without the daycare support. I have seen many teen mothers graduate from Windham HS thanks to the daycare center there.

 

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