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Linda
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Pregnant and Parenting Students Are Still Being Pushed Out of School

Pregnant and Parenting Students Are Still Being Pushed Out of School

By Linda Mangel, ACLU of Washington at 6:05pm
Women's History Month gives us an opportunity to reflect on the great strides women and girls have made toward achieving equal rights and equal treatment. Yet, in some ways we are still stuck in the past — as I was reminded of recently when I had the opportunity to step into classrooms in urban Seattle and hear the stories of pregnant and parenting students who are being pressured to drop out of school. As I stand in front of these young women and share information about their rights under Title IX, jaws drop and hands shoot up with questions.
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