New York Times columnist Michael Powell agrees with Liz: the City Human Resources administration’s new teen pregnancy ad campaign is counterproductive, insensitive, and wrongheaded.

Powell writes:

Like most parents, I have tumbled down the Class IV rapids that are raising teenage children. On a personal list of my stupidest moves, resorting to the shame-and-blame game ranks at the top.

Before State Senator Liz Krueger, Democrat of Manhattan, took a bungee jump into politics, she was among the city’s wisest thinkers on poverty. Her bottom line is clear: Spending scarce money on a “scared straight” campaign is “fatally stupid” and likely to backfire.

Read the full article at the Times web site.