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I love this piece on teen moms.

N.C. Aizenman has a terrific piece in today’s Washington Post about two girls who became teen mothers, on purpose. It’s part of a series on young, second-generation Latinos.

A lot of reporters come to me wanting to write “something about dropouts.” I have a feeling Aizenman approached this more as wanting to write “something about people.” In the process she wound up with a story tells us volumes about dropouts—the girls can’t think of anything to say on the topic of college, but can go on and on about baby names—without even mentioning the word.

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