University of Wisconsin–Madison

Stopping School Pushout for Girls Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Education
Girls who are pregnant are more likely to be pushed out of school due to discouraging environments, lack of support, punitive absence policies, need for accommodations, inaccessible homebound instructions, unequal alternatives, and lack of child care. Policymakers must take steps to ensure pregnant girls have the same access to educational opportunity.

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