School Business Affairs
In addition to the struggles teenage parents and their children face, in 2010, teen childbearing also costs taxpayers between $9.4 and $28 billion a year for such expenditures as public assistance payments, lost tax revenue, and public healthcare, foster care, and schooling, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (United States Department of Health and Human Services 2016). In light of the budgeting and social costs of teenage pregnancies and parenting, this is an issue about which educational leaders should be aware.
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Place of Publication
Russo, Charles J. and Gul, Rabiah, "Meeting the Needs of Student Parents" (2016). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 191.