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Stay-At-Home Mothers

According to a recent Pew Research Center Report, the share of stay-at-home mothers is rising after decades in decline, reaching 29 percent in 2012 after hitting a low of 23 percent in 1999.  Almost half of the stay-at-home mothers are minorities or have no more than a high school education.  More than one third live below the poverty line.

Schools now have an opportunity to reach these stay-at-home mothers and encourage them to read to their children and encourage increased learning.  It is a win-win situation for schools and adds no additional costs.

 

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