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    School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens[W:150]

    "The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspect student is in fact pregnant," the policy reads. The policy also allows the school to refer the 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."

    School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens | Fox News
    US School Forces Pregnancy Tests On Girls, Excluding Those Who Are Pregnant Or Refuse
    Get Tested Or Get Out: School Forces Pregnancy Tests on Girls, Kicks out Students Who Refuse or are Pregnant


    Wow, this is terrible. It's a blatant violation of Title IX and it's gender discrimination, pure and simple. And it's made worse by the fact that this is a PUBLIC charter school in Louisiana.
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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens | Fox News
    US School Forces Pregnancy Tests On Girls, Excluding Those Who Are Pregnant Or Refuse
    Get Tested Or Get Out: School Forces Pregnancy Tests on Girls, Kicks out Students Who Refuse or are Pregnant


    Wow, this is terrible. It's a blatant violation of Title IX and it's gender discrimination, pure and simple. And it's made worse by the fact that this is a PUBLIC charter school in Louisiana.
    I can't believe that will ever stand scrutiny. It's wrong.
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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens | Fox News
    US School Forces Pregnancy Tests On Girls, Excluding Those Who Are Pregnant Or Refuse
    Get Tested Or Get Out: School Forces Pregnancy Tests on Girls, Kicks out Students Who Refuse or are Pregnant


    Wow, this is terrible. It's a blatant violation of Title IX and it's gender discrimination, pure and simple. And it's made worse by the fact that this is a PUBLIC charter school in Louisiana.
    It is a Charter school, not a public one. If the state finds the policy unacceptable, then don't issue charters for it. Otherwise, it's private and the state has no business being involved.

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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    I cannot see how this can hold up in a Charter school. It is publically funded. I know they have some exceptions to some rules but I can't imagine they can go this far.
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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    This is complete bull****.
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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    It is a Charter school, not a public one. If the state finds the policy unacceptable, then don't issue charters for it. Otherwise, it's private and the state has no business being involved.
    What? You're being nonsensical at best. The state issuing charters does not give the school the ability to violate the basic constitutional rights of students.
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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    It is a Charter school, not a public one.
    Charter schools ARE public schools.

    If the state finds the policy unacceptable, then don't issue charters for it.
    States have no authority to violate federal civil rights laws.

    Otherwise, it's private and the state has no business being involved.
    It seems you are misinformed as to how a charter school works.
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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    If the pregnant student will miss time from the classes, and thus likely fail anyway, then what is the harm? This is ONLY policy at the charter school that has a waiting list of those wanting to get into it. Limitted resources can (and should) be allocated to those that will get the most advantage from them. If this discourages teen pregnancy then NO harm is done from it. Priority ONE is to complete school, then start a "family" - social and public policy should reenforce that TRUTH and not pretend it is just peachy for kids to have babies before completing high school.
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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Charter schools ARE public schools.



    States have no authority to violate federal civil rights laws.



    It seems you are misinformed as to how a charter school works.
    Actually in La. many of the charter schools were also private schools that applied to receive chater status. It has been on the local news a lot over the last few months. If the state has problems with a particular school, don't issue or allow charter status.

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    Re: School policy forces students to take pregnancy tests, bans pregnant teens

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    If the pregnant student will miss time from the classes, and thus likely fail anyway, then what is the harm? This is ONLY policy at the charter school that has a waiting list of those wanting to get into it. Limitted resources can (and should) be allocated to those that will get the most advantage from them. If this discourages teen pregnancy then NO harm is done from it. Priority ONE is to complete school, then start a "family" - social and public policy should reenforce that TRUTH and not pretend it is just peachy for kids to have babies before completing high school.
    Kicking out pregnant students helps no one, if you want to curb teen pregnancy there is only one way, comprehensive sex education. Kicking pregnant kids out doesn't do that.
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