Little Support in U.S. for College Students Raising Children
Christopher Booker and Mori Rothman, PBS NewsHour
For Amber Angel's schedule to work, her juggling act between school, work, and her kids has to be precise. But today is a day for going off script. After years of squeezing morning and night class between part-time jobs and countless trips to and from day care, the 31-year-old single mom of two daughters is in line to pick out her cap and gown for her college graduation.
Angel beat the odds. Only about 8 percent of single mothers in college will obtain associate's or bachelor's degrees within six years. But one California college may have come up with the solution to that challenge.