Title IX — the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education — was enacted 40 years ago this month, yet schools still bar pregnant and parenting students from activities, discourage them from staying in school, push them into alternative programs and penalize them for pregnancy-related absences. All of that violates Title IX and increases the risk that students will drop out.
The National Women's Law Center's new report, A Pregnancy Test for Schools: The Impact of Education Laws on Pregnant and Parenting Students, ranks states and shows how the vast majority of state education laws and policies fail to adequately support these students.
These policies matter because these students matter. Send a copy of our groundbreaking report to your elected officials today. They need to know where your state stands and what pregnant and parenting students need to succeed.
Dear [Decision Maker],
The vast majority of state education laws and policies fail to support pregnant and parenting students.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]