Comments: A place where "end of term" is an ambiguous phrase

The mere mention of these places makes my blood boil! I'm glad to hear they're being closed down, bit by bit.

Posted by CC at May 24, 2007 04:59 PM

Oh my god. That's, that's *Dickensian.*

Posted by Lance at May 25, 2007 02:31 AM

well, i guess for the girls that actually went to thier classes there, they may have learned a few things about parenting that they otherwise would not have.
besides that, yeah, it's probably a good idea to close down. it's really sad how the educational system is these days though. SO many kids just dont care.

Posted by Tracy at May 25, 2007 02:43 AM

Huh. I had no idea such places still existed. When I was in high school in the 70s, girls who got pregnant still "went away" - I think they mostly went to some sort of Home for Pregnant Girls (somewhere in north Texas, as I recall). Everybody knew what had happened, but they were allowed to come back afterwards; after all, the school never officially acknowledged that they knew anything about it.

However, a girl in my class got pregnant our senior year and was allowed to stay in school. As far as I know, she was the first one ever in our school district. I guess I just assumed that if that was passe in small-town Texas thirty years ago, it was everywhere else, too.

Posted by Mel at May 25, 2007 12:00 PM
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