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does not knowing the rule about being at school pregnant push teens who are pregnant to drop out? Did you drop out because you were unsure of this? Because you got a job instead? Or because it was to hard for you?
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replied March 2nd, 2008
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Why would someone drop out if they didn't know the rule? Why wouldn't they just ask first?
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replied March 2nd, 2008
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its not talked about in school as far as i kno.
but some end up dropping out regardless of finding out or not.
sure the obvious thing to do would be ask, but that could lead to more fuss and what not, so to make it easier do they just drop out?

do you kno the rule on pregnancy and schooling?
[thought of it for my project in working on ]
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replied March 2nd, 2008
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krystineM wrote:
its not talked about in school as far as i kno.
but some end up dropping out regardless of finding out or not.
sure the obvious thing to do would be ask, but that could lead to more fuss and what not, so to make it easier do they just drop out?

do you kno the rule on pregnancy and schooling?
[thought of it for my project in working on ]


I didnt know there was a rule on pregnancy and going to school, Im not sure where you are from but I live in Maryland in the United States and they cant say anything to you about being pregnant and going to school, at least not in public schools. And if you are due during the school year your doctor can write a note to excuse you from school and you could just do your work at home, get it all before you had the baby.
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what about catholic schools. im in canada. But what my question really is about is, was it talked about in your school, did teens already kno they could still goto school, i mean i dont think just because your pregnant you shouldnt be allowed to go to school, you have every right just as the person beside you who isnt going to school pregnant. but if its not talked about, do teens feel they should just drop out to avoid confusion and what not
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Well I never went to a catholic school so I wouldnt know, but as for public schools it was not talked about because there was not a rule against it. I could be totally wrong but I think that the people who drop out when they are pregnant dont drop out because they are pregnant, I think that they drop out because maybe they think that they dont need school and some have everything figured out (im talking very young teen moms)....
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replied March 2nd, 2008
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ys i agree with that too, i mean it in a way makes sense because their now out finding a job to support the baby their having and themselves, but i was just curious because if its not talked about, do they feel they should drop out anyways.
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replied March 2nd, 2008
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different schools have different rules about pregnancy
I know at my current school if a girl is pregnant she is allowed to continue school normally however she is not allowed to wear the school uniform as they don't want the public associating the school with teenage pregnancy

however that being said i'm sure a lot of girls drop out becuase of the stress and the time and the illness that comes with pregnancy, not because of social reasons or what they think will be expected of them.

*edit* my school is catholic
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I'm in Canada, I went to a public school, and we had quite a few pregnant girls (like maybe 10 in our school of 1800, but they stuck out so you remembered them Razz ) and they all stayed in school while showing, and the two who gave birth came back as soon as they were ready. As far as I know, it's illegal to kick you out of a public school. A private school, or catholic school may be different. The biggest all-girls catholic school from my area has pregnancy kilts or something, so they obviously don't kick you out. I'm pretty sure no one would drop out because they didn't know. That sounds pretty ridiculous, or just used as an excuse to drop out. If you want to find out, you need to ask. Just because it's not talked about doesn't mean you should take it to mean you need to drop out, that's when education is most needed.
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Yeah here in the US, Arizona at least, its illegal to force/kick out a pregnant teen. The catch is its hard to stay under the absence rate & they can drop you from classes based on that.

I don't know about Canada, or catholics schools either, however.

Do you have the opportunity to attend online school? I think its really best for pregnant teens.

I'm in my junior year. I have 3 months of this year left that I'm just going to finish, then go to online next year to finish up. I also go to a technical school designed for HS students part time and will stay there. I lucked out because about this time next year I'll have a full career :] its so ideal for pregnant teens, there are many in my area of study.
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i just think its a little odd that its not a talked about subject.
I mean sure it may not happen as often as bullying or drug related situtations in schools, but it can happen and clearly does. Just because the school cant kick you out or whatever, doesnt mean the topic/situation should be avoided.
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Where are you thinking it should be talked about? During the school day, I mean.
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well theres assembly meetings that they throw for bullying, drugs and no tollerance about prayjurising on like the first or second day of school, why not bring up teen pregnancy on that same day?
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krystineM wrote:
i just think its a little odd that its not a talked about subject.
I mean sure it may not happen as often as bullying or drug related situtations in schools, but it can happen and clearly does. Just because the school cant kick you out or whatever, doesnt mean the topic/situation should be avoided.


Again at my school it was breifly touched on during sex education but as a catholic school it was kind of a "NO BAD" type thing

also in the school planner that has all the details about absenses and uniform and maps of the school and forms for being allowed to leave school when you don't have classes etc it touches on the procedure if you're pregnant.

I think different school's have different methods but no matter which school I'm sure they'd send you to councellors and meetings with teachers in authoritive positions if you were to outline exactly what would happen.
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well its good your school has that or talks a little about it...but not every school has or does that..i mean when i started collecting info for my research project on teen pregnancy, i asked my teacher about what the rule is about going to school pregnant, and my teacher didnt even kno!
My school doesnt have any of that. and its a catholic school as well. i mean teachers dont even kno what the policy is for crying out loud! lol
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That's kind of pathetic that the teachers don't know.
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thats what i thought too.
i thought it was something they should kno..
thats another reason why i posted this..i mean if teachers dont even kno, what can happen or come of someone being pregnant? if they find out im pregnant.
personally i dont think its their business to kno, because its personal, not an illness and if they try kicking me out i'll stand up and say something because its discrimination towards me for being pregnant and going to school. im only going to school for one semester to get 3 credits i need, then im done! thats violating my rights for trying to kick me out [if they do try that]
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replied March 2nd, 2008
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Good for you!!!!! I doubt that they will try to kick you out, but give 'em hell if they do!
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o for sure! just because im pregnant does not mean im incapable of finishing my schooling and getting my diploma. i mean ive been going and showing up everyday and they dont kno im pregnant now, whats so different when and if they find out.
its one semester i have to do and i'll never be there again.
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replied March 3rd, 2008
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In all of my highschool career only one person I knew of got pregnant she dropped out her sophmore year as soon as she begun showing
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