Pregnancy Test Scandal Shows Charters Are ‘A Little Bit Public’

Girls at a Louisiana charter school got pregnant after their boyfriends released the parent trigger.

When EduShyster heard that a Louisana charter school is requiring girls suspected of being pregnant to take a pregnancy test–and kicking out anyone who tests positive–my first thought was: now that’s a high stakes test. Followed by: what a great idea! After all it is a well known fact that pregnant teens do not score well on standardized tests due to hormone induced wooziness. Also, their posture tends to suffer, especially in the third trimester, and there can be “no excuses” for that. Continue reading →