4 Lessons From a Homeless Mother’s Tragic Dilemma 

Shanesha Taylor was clearly wrong to leave her kids alone in a hot car—even if she had to go to a job interview. But here’s what we can learn from her case.

Shanesha Taylor Scottsdale Police Department

After all, Shanesha Taylor’s lack of child care means now she will serve time in jail and her kids may be placed in government care, all of which costs taxpayers more than it would have if there had been enough programs in place to give her a hand up, not a handout.

Keli Goff is The Root’s special correspondent. Follow her on Twitter.