To the Editor:

I am writing in response to the highly disturbing article (“Yale teaches alum art of being single mom,” 9/18). I don’t think there is a valid correlation between single parenting and having a Yale degree. It is absurd to think that a Yale diploma can teach anyone how to be a good parent, and that single parents who do not have an Ivy League degree do not know how to be good parents.

Claiming that having a Yale diploma is a good reason to keep a child is absolutely ridiculous. Many single women decide to have kids, and do not need a Yale degree to do it. Furthermore, the relevance of this subject matter was significantly diminished by the fact that the student graduated in 1992, and was 27 at the time of her pregnancy.

Shelita Stewart ’04

September 18, 2002