The Best of Our Knowledge
1:19 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

The Best of Our Knowledge # 1003

Albany, NY –
"PROFESSOR, MAY I BRING MY BABY TO CLASS?
A STUDENT MOTHER'S GUIDE TO COLLEGE", Pt. 2 of 2 -

You may remember some statistics we brought you in our show last week. Only
about one-third of teen mothers graduate from high school. And even fewer move
on to college and successful careers. The personal and economic losses are
enormous. It often triggers a generational effect in families

Sherrill Mosee is the author of "Professor, May I Bring My Baby to Class? A
Student Mother's Guide to College." Mosee is the Founder and President of
Family Care Solutions (FCS), a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia. She's
offering some solutions and resources to help teenage mothers succeed
academically and build a better life.

Last week, we learned it was a combination of events in Mosee's own life that
spirited her to found Family Care Solutions to help young student-mothers. To
our surprise, we found out only a very small percentage of colleges and
universities (as few as 10%) offer child care centers to help students transition to being student-parents. And we heard about the stigma of poverty and crime often
associated with teenage mothers. You can still hear that show ( # 1002) online at:
http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html

This week, Sherrill Mosee shares some of the truly remarkable success stories
that have grown out of the support and financial assistance FCS has been able to
provide.

Glenn Busby reports. (9:39)

**(Find out more at: www.familycaresolutions.org.)**

ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION -

According to government figures, some 3-million students graduate from high school each year in the United States. And despite the economic recession and what we heard in the previous story in our show today, a majority are expected to migrate to college.

While many high school seniors are now embroiled in trying to make a decision, that big decision about what college to attend, still others are looking at potential alternatives to traditional higher education.

In this special report for TBOOK, we uncover dozens of interesting new pathways that students can follow after graduation.

Susan Barnett reports. (8:59)

 

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