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Katherine Wright

Executive director, Wright Family Foundation

Katherine Wright is the Austin-based Executive Director of the Wright Family Foundation. She is a member of a philanthropic policy collaborative for public education and is founding of a new alliance of Texas foundations dedicated to reducing the social and economic costs of teenage pregnancy.

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The problem of children having children

Three years ago, I visited a children’s shelter and learned about a 14-year-old mother with two children. The child-mom and her babies were in the Texas foster care system. Legally, Texas was the parent of all three: all three vulnerable children at risk for more abuse, poverty, and a lifetime on welfare.