Correction: SDUSD’s Teen Pregnancy Rates
Friday, April 9, 2010
GLORIA PENNER: I want to give you a correction to last week's program when I said that 25 percent of San Diego Unified School District's population are single moms, that number is inaccurate. Scott Lewis, voiceofsandiego.org, did a fact check on what I said, and what did you find out about teen pregnancy in the San Diego Unified School District?
SCOTT LEWIS: Well, we mainly wanted to use it as a vehicle to see what was true about the teen pregnancy rates. We did find a couple of studies -- there was a 2005 study about girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in the county, and about -- the ranges vary for different neighborhoods, but say for instance in Clairemont it was 1.7 percent of teens had gotten pregnant, and in Logan Heights it had reached as high as 8.2.
PENNER: Thank you very much, Scott Lewis, Tom York.