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oh, ffs.

http://en.terra.com/latin-in-america/ne ... s/hof13234

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This is hard to believe, but teen pregnancy is a real issue at a high school in Memphis.

There are approximately 90 girls that are pregnant or have already had a baby, within one school year at Frayser High School.
This odd situation has raised alerts to the education system of the lack of knowledge that these teens have.

It makes us wonder if they all decided to do this on purpose or if these teens just do not know better. It maybe a bit too late educate them now, but it will definitely help with the future generation of teens.




http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/S ... xKHuA.cspx

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HOLLY SPRINGS, MS - Memphis isn't the only area in the Mid-South dealing with an explosion of teen mothers, Mississippi has a major problem and the numbers are alarming.

With the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation, Mississippi lawmakers are debating bringing sex education into the classroom.

Holly Springs resident, Penny Harris has three kids, she's been teaching them about sex since they were little, but she says it's still not enough. "Parents should be the first to tell their children, that's important," Harris says, "But that doesn't happen all the time. We are responsible as a community to let everyone know what they need in order to make it in this society." Harris says that's where the schools need to come in.

Mississippi's teen pregnancy rate is more than 60 percent higher than the national average, that's about 68 births for every 1,000 teen girls.

Concerned parent, Jewel Adkins says she hopes the legislation passes and schools add sex education to their classes, "It should be brought up, it should be in the schools... because it's out of hand. These kids at young ages are having sex and don't even know what sex is about."

There's still a hang-up. Current state law doesn't force districts to teach sex education. Some politicians say sex should be discussed at home. But parents say, what ever the state's doing now, clearly isn't working. "These young ladies need to be taught to be young ladies" Harris says, "And we, as a community, are failing on that because we should be setting better examples."

Several teen mothers spoke at a hearing in Jackson this week, pleaing with lawmakers to bring more education in schools to keep teens from following their example.

The bill would require local school boards to adopt a policy to implement abstinence-only or abstinence-plus education into curriculum.


omg... adopt a policy to implement abstinence-only or abstinence-plus education into curriculum.!?!?!?! Like that will help!

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