Title IX Promise Unmet for Pregnant Students
Law's applications often unrecognized
When Amelia Erickson learned she was pregnant at age 14, she was determined to keep working toward her high school diploma. But it wasn't easy. After her son was born and she returned to school in Meridian, Idaho, she asked to step out a few times a day to breast-feed him at a nearby day care.
The school said no.
So for a year, Ms. Erickson tried working at home on her own, taking courses online, struggling, and nearly quitting her studies. Her son, now almost 2, "would be perfectly fine. Then as soon as I would turn around to do my homework, he would...
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