What do you have to do to get expelled from school these days? Get in a fight, vandalize the mascot, tape Larry Lester's buns together?
At the Delhi Charter School, the ultimate crime is apparently the miracle of life.
This PUBLIC high school in Louisiana is kicking out anyone who gets pregnant, and they don't care who knows it; it's right in their handbook!
Here's the actual wording of the policy:
"If an administrator or teacher suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Delhi Charter school.
Any student who is suspected of being pregnant and who refuse to submit to a pregnancy test shall be treated as a pregnant student and will be offered home study opportunities. If home study opportunities are not acceptable, the student will be counseled to seek other educational opportunities."
Yeah, because if we already know they're going to have to provide for an extra person, let's make sure to take away all their chances of getting a good career!
But it's not just an incredibly stupid idea; it's also totally ILLEGAL!
1972's Title IX says specifically that schools can't discriminate based on pregnancy!
Luckily, the ACLU is already fighting this in the courts, but right now the rule is still in place forcing suspected young girls to take pregnancy tests or else.
And making them take that test is a total FAIL!
Tags: discrimination, education, expelling, girls, high school, pregnancy, pregnant, public, test