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

(Newser) – 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.

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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. (Read more Louisiana stories.)

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