Louisiana School: We'll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls

It just totally didn't realize anything about its policy was wrong
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2012 10:10 AM CDT
Louisiana School: We'll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls
The policy has gotten "everybody up in a roar," said school board chairman Albert Christman.   (?Daquella manera)

A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy—students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy test, and those who refused or were, indeed, with child were kicked out—is changing said policy. Pregnant students will no longer have to be home-schooled, said the chair of the board of the Delhi Charter School, who offered some pretty amazing rationale for why the policy existed: No one thought anything was wrong with it.

What is wrong with it, according to the ACLU, is that it violates 1972's Title IX, which specifies that both sexes must enjoy equal opportunities. The chair said "just a handful" of girls had been affected by Delhi's policy, which went into effect in 2006. All of them "came back to school and finished their school," he said. (More Louisiana stories.)

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