Texas had a higher rate of teen pregnancy than the national average. And unmarried fathers often weren’t involved with their kids.
In an effort to remedy both problems, Texas added Parenting and Paternity Awareness to its high school curriculum this year.
In the class, kids learn how to calculate Texas child support and to anticipate the cost of raising children.
They also cover some basic family law legal terminology. And the father’s role in parenting.
Will it reduce teen pregnancy? And increase teen responsibility for out of wedlock babies?
Only time will tell …