CHICAGO
03/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Teen Pregnancies Increase School Dropout Rate

At Robeson High School in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, there are lots of reasons kids quit school. Pregnancy is definitely one of them. This year so far there are some 80 teen parents at the school. It's a district-wide issue. Yet Chicago Public Schools has nothing in place to address the problem. No prevention, no counseling once teens become parents. Instead it's up to struggling neighborhood high schools like Robeson to figure out what to do.

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