17 February 2014
Wiggins, Ovetta. "High schools Offer Day-Care Services for Teen Parents to Prevent Dropouts." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2013. Web. 16 Feb. 2014.
Using the article "High schools Offer Day-Care Services for Teen Parents to Prevent Dropout," by Ovetta Wiggins, write an argument essay on whether or not the service is promoting teen pregnancy or not.
Teen pregnancies have dropped across the country, but some people may argue that schools that are offering a child-care service are encouraging students to continue to have sex. Some teen parents are even moved off campus to a county building where they learn parenting expertise and still earn a high school diploma. These types of programs are not to encourage teens to continue to have sex; they are simply trying to keep the students in school, teach the students how to become parents, and to take care of their new responsibilities.
Keeping teen parents in school is solely the most important goal of the new schools day-care programs. This allows the students to continue their education, for their babies and own future. Maxine Thompson-Burroughs, who operates the Early Head Start program at Northwestern says, “We are not a babysitting service. The mission of the program is to help them graduate from high school.” If the student graduates from high school this allows them to earn a degree to get some type of job earning more than minimum wage or possibly graduate from college. If the student wanted they could even take online college classes which would allow them to stay home and take care of their child. If the outcome of graduating high school allows the student to become physically stable for themselves and the child without parent or government help would surely be very rewarding.
The high schools that offer the child care often hold parenting classes for the newly parents. “Ten high school students, including two boys, recently sat in a parenting...