Quite a few of my loyal readers agreed with my opinion that pregnant teenagers should be removed from their schools and sent to an alternative program that focuses on parenting and childbirth.
Once a teenager becomes pregnant, she becomes a woman with different responsibilities and goals. These teens should not be allowed to distract good girls from receiving a quality education. When the courts and school systems allow pregnant teens in classrooms the implicit message is that teen pregnancy is okay, and even desirable.
Read the emails after the break!
Loyal reader H.W. Qualls writes:
I was reading your post today about pregnant teens in school and I 100% agree with you. We must be around the same age because I do remember those girls going to another high school. It wasn't until I hit the 11th grade that they allowed them to stay and let's just say that some of those early 40 year olds that graduated with my high school class with kids are now grandmoms.
Nonetheless, there was an article in the Washington Post earlier this week that touched on a debate that could be heating up!! The article talks about businesses/healthcare companies not covering pregnant teens who are on their parents insurance. I guess this is where my conservative side takes over because I say to myself...why SHOULD they be covered? If you are pregnant, shouldn't you be able to provide for yourself BEFORE you bring another life into the world? SMH...I guess I'm old school...
Keep up the great work!!
Loyal reader Omotayo writes:
I had a friend who was pregnant in high school. Her mom and her did not get along so she actually lived with my family while she was pregnant and then after the baby. Although our lives went into different directions, she had more children and never furthered her education after high school. I went straight to college and remained a virgin until I was 19.
I do agree that they made adult decisions and should be treated as such. LBVS @ “then send them to a different school where they can talk about morning sickness and food cravings all day”
Loyal reader Monique writes:
I see you posted about this on the blog but did you know that right here in GA, Muscogee county sent all their pregnant teens to a separate school. Just a few years ago my bff daughter got pregnant and she literally had to fight the school board to keep her in regular school. This school board feels that its in the district and the teen best interest to go to a school dedicated strictly for them. I was thinking they thought this was the 60's or something. So many kids hid their pregnancy because they wanted to stay in regular school but if they found out, you was most definitely shipped off..
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