Natasha Vianna is a young mom and advocate for young parents; the Teen Parent Ambassador Coordinator for Brigham Women’s Hospital in Boston; and a freelance writer with Advocates for Youth. After experiencing the isolation and discrimination of teen parenthood, she dedicated herself to changing the perception of young parents through blogging and public speaking.
Many young parents may not know this, but many of the experiences and educational hardships they are facing are actually illegal. One major way teens can help empower themselves is by asserting their federal rights.
Yesterday morning, I learned about Delhi Charter School’s unethical and illegal school policy. The school has required teen girls to take pregnancy tests at the discretion of school officials. If a girl refused, she would be sent home from school. If her test came back positive, she would be sent home from school. Sound fair to you?
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