Toward a Standard of Maternity Leave–for Students

I just read, over at “The World…IMHO” that many high schools do not have a policy in place that grants adequate maternity leave to pregnant students.

I’ve worked as a homebound tutor for over 13 years. In the school districts where I have worked, young moms were entitled to 6 weeks at home, with tutors. (Girls who underwent C-sections were given more recovery time). I had no idea that this was not the standard.

It’s time to realize that high-school girls who are willing to carry a pregnancy to term deserve academic support and a good deal of guidance during the time following childbirth, right through their graduation. It’s well worth the investment in the young moms and their children.

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