Unfit Subjects: Educational Policy and the Teen Mother

Synopsis

Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, guaranteeing the right to equal education, the challenge of educating teen mothers has fallen to schools. In Unfit Subjects, Wanda Pillow presents a critical analysis of the ways in which educational policy defines and addresses teen pregnancy. Unfit Subjects traces the successes and failures in educating pregnant teens from 1972 to the present to inform an equitable educational policy that will finally make room for these young women.