Because freedom can't protect itself
You have to realize that Louisiana firmly believes it is not subject to pesky federal regulations. They still talk about succeeding from the union, with all its unfair rules.
And what about the boys who impregnate them, what is their punishment?
And what of the boys who impregnate them, what is their punishment?
Charter schools are now considered public schools in Louisiana. I guess that's what they were aiming for. I'm so beaten on education in this state I'm numb to even talking about it. An effective tactic.
I don't believe this one.
The wrong people are in charge at the local level.
My God this is still going on
How much does anyone want to bet that this one of the schools where "Sex Ed" consists of an Abstinence only view of contraception?
Apparently they have had said rule on the book since 2006.
Are they kicking out the father's or making them take paternity tests?
You see, if you're pregnant, the last thing you need is education.
And what sort of tests do they perform on boys to see whether they've been ejaculating?
And yet no word on forcing all the boys at the school to undergo a dna test. And get kicked out for refusing or ending up the father of the child. And people say the oppression of women is dead.... so sad and pathetic.
Are the boys who get them pregnant subject to the same rules??
Are the boys who got them pregnant suject to the same rules??
Does the boy responsible get kicked out too?
This country is so advanced in technology but so starved in the advancement of the spirit.
Prostitutes are arrested, where are the "Johns"? Why do they normally go free? No public humiliation for them.
Girls get pregnant, left holding the beg, where are the boys??? If they are going to hold girls under such scrutiny they had best get out the DNA kit out and do the witch hunt to find the boy, and send him packing as well!!! She did not get herself pregnant.
This is horrendous. Delhi Charter School may be a charter school, but they are still government-funded and, therefore, must follow nondiscrimination laws. Has anyone created a petition on this issue yet?
This school should be closed down. What a bunch of hateful discriminating people. So wrong. You should all be ashamed of yourselves and the behavior your teaching our children.
What happens to the boys who got the girls pregnant? It was a joint decision to have sex in the first place then both should suffer the consequences, right?
This shit drives me insane! Yes take education away from the women that will almost garentee the child grows up in poverty. Hey how about force it to its logical conclusion,DNA test the guy kick him out of school too. He will have to get a job and 2/3 of his wage will go to the child. STUPID FREEKIN HAYSEEDS
America is so messed up right now... I really hope you guys can sort it out.
THEY DIDN'T GET PREGNANT BY THEMSELVES !!!! wHAT ABOUT THE FREAKING BOYS!!!!!!
Laws? We don't need no stinkin' laws!
Guess who was preggo?
You're so right -- where, in the Constitution's enumerated powers, does it grant authority over education?
Why should we all have to continue paying far-too-much for a poor-quality educational system based on socialist ideals?
Whether a girl is pregnant or not is certainly none of the government's business. Let's eliminate all government educational spending NOW!
What do you expect in the deep south? Tolerance?
This is, of course, completely outrageous. But if citizens do nothing to stop this from occurring, this will become the new normal in our society.
@ 22. Being tolerant doesn't seem to be the gold ideal either. Let's try acceptance, empathy, respect. Tolerance implies that you're just looking away from the problem and "tolerating" it.
The south is a great place, marred by these few idiots who hit with hamfisted religious fervor about things they don't and care not to understand.
This must be that "New South" I've been hearing so much about.
Chalk it up to the genius local leaders in Northern Louisiana for this brilliant idea! They are really making the many sane residents of the state look fantastic at the moment.
@FellowTraveler: Yes, let's require people to pay for their children's educations. A surefire way for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer.
How about you realize that this is a tool to help encourage girls NOT TO GET PREGNANT IN HIGH SCHOOL!! Getting knocked up as a teen in HS IS NOT inevitable!! This is an incentive to NOT BE CARELESS!!
The high school should support the teen and parents through counselling,treating her with no exclusion,being moral and respectful.The most inportant thing is counselling for parents,mother and father of the baby too.The should let her stay at chool and continue with her education or give her the choice of being home schooled f she wants to.
Exclusion is a way of mistreatment and segregation.They should be proactive ,not
Conservative Christians have become as bad as radical Muslims in trying to force their beliefs on the rest of us.
I say let Louisiana succeed from the union, but don’t ask the federal government for help after the next hurricane!
That school is in violation of Federal law. All children are required to go to school, pregnant or not they have the right to an education.
This Christian Taliban state wants to stop Obama's mandate of contraception. By this article I can tell they want to put women and girls in there rightful submissive to husbands only state of mind. After all there religious leaders say feminism is the root of all evil.
Imagine how the rest of us would be living right now had the South won the civil war!
Actually, solicitation of prostitutes is a crime. Police frequently entrap men and arrest them. But arresting either isn't a solution. Prostitution should be legal and regulated.
As for charter schools. This is just another reason why they shouldn't be allowed to exist. They are nothing but tax-payer funded religious indoctrination camps.
At least they could be consistent and do paternity tests on all the boys and then kick out the fathers too.
no worries....they'll all just get abortions so they can continue w/their education. What??? That wasn't your intent with this rule?
Where are judges, lawyers, parents, doctors, nurses, ministers, etc.? Why are they not out at the school EDUCATING the educators. Obviously, we still have some ways to go to get into this century. If a school receives any state or federal funds, it is obligated, by law to follow the laws of the state and country.
Good article, but:
"...relies on archaic stereotypes linked to sex and pregnancy." ??
Those crazy archaic stereotypes that only women can get pregnant? I'm with you. What kind of crazy person believes that nonsense anymore?
It would be helpful to flush that out a little bit. Otherwise, keep up the good work!
@Fellow Traveler: Article 1, Section 8: "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States." That "general welfare" clause covers a lot of ground. But eliminating educational spending would swell the ranks of the ignorant, which would give you more people to hang out with.
I completely agree, what is the punishment for the boys who impregnate these girls? In addition to the other overwhelming discriminations, this is 100% aimed at females only. Disgusting.
From the LA Dept of Education http://www.doe.state.la.us/divisions/charters/
Charter schools are governed independently by a board of directors and are free from many laws and regulations governing traditional schools.
Being from the south has nothing to do with it, this is basically a situation where one or two people depending on who your listening to never made it out of a small town to become anyone so decided they would become Lord of Delhi. This WHOLE situation is the result of one mans ego, that is what is so incredibly sad about it. Odds are if I wrote my name on here my grandchildren would be kicked out of the school before I could even contact the ACLU. What you need to understand is this for most people here there is no alternate choice unless you can afford private school. If you speak up there is always a form of retaliation, whether they admit that or not. This same school recently made parents sign an internet agreement, in which as it was explained at parent orientation your child can be removed from the school if you post anything about the school on the internet. That is also a violation of the constitution. Never the less all of this is wrapped around one mans ego, his school his rules, everyone else in that office are just a bunch of yes people has been since day one. Oddly enough he has not one child or grandchild that attends this school and never has.
Forced to undergo homeschooling? There could be worse options. They could have to stay in that awful public school that they are currently going to. You know, not get prepped for college or the real world. Teachers that collect a paycheck for being present everyday. Could be the best thing that ever happened to them..
Being from the south has nothing to do with it!!! This is also not a religious issue as stated by 29 because just this last year they did not allow the Gidions the right to come in and pass out bibles because of separation of state and church. This is the result of a person never making it out of small town U.S.A and deciding he would make himself supreme ruler of Delhi Louisiana. In fact as this is going on if I were to mention my name on here my grandchildren would likely be kicked out of school before I could contact the aclu, because all parents were required to sign an internet user agreement which was basically explained like this at the parent orientation meeting. If you go on public internet place via this facebook ect. you will go before the board and probably be kicked out of the school. There is the charter written for the school and a whole other packet of rules given for the parents to sign. This persons favorite line to use when you address him with a complaint is it is a school of choice you don't have to attend. That is what is truly so sad about the whole situation ONE mans ego. Also unless you can afford private school the charter school is your only choice you speak up you get kicked out. For the middle class in this economy it's 0ur only choice.
That is bad for the girls. The ACLU is bad for everybody. Just cause a girl gets pregnant, they should not lose their free education. I don't agree with the ACLU forcing their wildly liberal, Constitution killing agenda down the throats of people that don't want it
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