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(WYFF)   You know your sex-ed curriculum might be out of date when, out of 490 female students in your high school, 65 of them are pregnant   (wyff4.com) divider line 326
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2006-08-15 09:45:42 AM
"If we had math books from 1988, reading books from 1988, as a parent, I would be furious," said Patty Rafailedes, a physical education teacher.

I'm sure there have been amazing advances in the field of high school mathematics, Patty...
 
2006-08-15 09:49:11 AM
I'm sure there have been amazing advances in the field of high school mathematics, Patty...


I picked up on that too. I'm hoping she was referring to the condition of the books, not their content.
 
2006-08-15 09:56:13 AM
I blame it on the cervical cancer vacine. I bet they all got it and now thought it was ok to have sex. The little tramps.
 
2006-08-15 09:56:18 AM
How can today's kids get by on sex ed books from the 80s, obviously ignoring advances by Sanchez, Cleveland, Rudder, and Karl?
 
2006-08-15 09:58:28 AM
McRat: I'm sure there have been amazing advances in the field of high school mathematics, Patty...

binnster: I picked up on that too. I'm hoping she was referring to the condition of the books, not their content.

There have been quite a bit of advances in the cirriculum acctually. Teaching methods are constantly changed and better examples are used. Many of the newer texts also make use of a graphical calculator as a teaching tool. Highschool math reflects a jumping off point towards post secondary math and must reflect the mathmatics at that level as well.
 
2006-08-15 09:59:09 AM
My grandfather swore by the pull-out method. My aunt, three uncles, and father disagree.
 
2006-08-15 10:07:27 AM
binnster: I picked up on that too. I'm hoping she was referring to the condition of the books, not their content.

The content's actually changed a bit, too. Less of the "list of concepts and list of sample problems to solve" and a bit more of "here's how these concepts work, anyways".

So yeah, I'd be pissed off if any school books dated to '88. They ought to be updated every few years anyway, because of wear and tear, if nothing else.
 
2006-08-15 10:08:28 AM
Sex Ed books from the 80's?? Dear Lord, those kids aren't learning anything except:

--hold out for the perfect guy driving a red Porsche 944
--never masturbate in the pool house without locking the door
--never trust fat southern strip club owners
--accept challenges from the best skier on the mountain, since the quirky -- yet hot -- girl can teach you to be an Olympic pro overnight
--always pay your two dollars
--never take your dates to see Otis Day and the Knights at a juke joint
--posing as a male student to facilitate your journalism career can have unexpected romantic side-effects
--the name "Corey" is a career death sentence
 
2006-08-15 10:11:55 AM
ORRRRRRRR, you can say it's working very, very, well.

/No slut left behind.
 
2006-08-15 10:11:59 AM
Out of date is the only thing that will protect our precious teen vaginas, submitter! If we tell these kids that pleasure will cause their eyes to fall out then they'll never get pregnant.
 
2006-08-15 10:12:26 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves

/winner
 
2006-08-15 10:12:45 AM
Mercy Medical Center had mothers between the ages of 11 and 19.

That's good quality parenting.
 
2006-08-15 10:12:57 AM
Eh, they live in Canton, it's not like there's anything better to do.
 
2006-08-15 10:13:19 AM
It's simple, really. Someone should just tell them to not have sex.
 
2006-08-15 10:14:41 AM
ELEVEN??????? Kids can get PREGGERS at age 11??
NO WAY JOSE!
 
2006-08-15 10:14:46 AM
I'd suggest flying in planes to carpet the lawn of the school with leaflets about abortion.
 
2006-08-15 10:15:28 AM
So what do you call a woman who practices the rhythm method?

Mom!

/Oldie but goodie
//maybe not
 
2006-08-15 10:15:56 AM
According to the Canton Health Department, statistics through July 2005 showed that 104 of the 586 babies born to Canton residents in Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center had mothers between the ages of 11 and 19.

That's almost one-fifth of the children born. And who the hell can even have a baby at eleven?? Too many hormones in the milk
in Ohio.
 
2006-08-15 10:16:39 AM
SilentMattCanuck: ELEVEN??????? Kids can get PREGGERS at age 11??

No, having given birth at age 11.

Pregnant, probably, by age 10.
 
2006-08-15 10:17:10 AM
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Magua wants his two dollars.
 
2006-08-15 10:17:20 AM
How do they get these statistics? Are hospitals required to report teen pregnancies to the teenagers' schools?

And for the most part, I agree with Headcheese. Abstinence-based is best even from a scientific perspective, but there also needs to be discussion of the "morning-after pill" due to the sad fact that conceptions by force still occur in our society.
 
2006-08-15 10:17:29 AM
Egoy

There have been quite a bit of advances in the cirriculum acctually. Teaching methods are constantly changed and better examples are used. Many of the newer texts also make use of a graphical calculator as a teaching tool.

Graphical calculator? These kids nowdays dont have to use their brain at all any more! When I was in school the only caclulator we were permitted were the type you pull out. A slide rule!

/ see we had the pull out method back then!
// I wonder if anyone knows what a slide rule is?
/// get off my lawn!
 
2006-08-15 10:17:44 AM

came in to at the same thing the quiet canadian did.

According to the Canton Health Department, statistics through July 2005 showed that 104 of the 586 babies born to Canton residents in Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center had mothers between the ages of 11 and 19.


They had a pregnant 11 year old? I hope someone also got shot in Canton..... several times... starting with his ankles... at 3 inch intervals.
 
2006-08-15 10:17:47 AM
Reading that headline, I could suddenly hear 'Little Britain's' Vicky Pollard character go on one of her rapid-fire defensive tangents, something like...

"Yeah but!No but!Yeah but!No but!It doesn't matter anyways cuz Amber said Trey did it but you can't believe a word she says cuz of of the hair dye, and Trey sez he dint do nuthin' cuz he wunt even in town at the time but that's a lie cuz I talked to Ashlee who talked to Kate and they both totally got done up by Trey, but Gordon sez Trey wuz gay so it don't matter.."
 
2006-08-15 10:17:56 AM
SilentMattCanuck

That's what I said. Everybody gave me those "who takes their daughter to an abortion clinic!?!?!?!?" looks.

I was like "Daughter? No, she's my girlfriend, she's getting some work done. We're gonna have a smiley-face pancake at IHOP afterward."
 
2006-08-15 10:18:57 AM
Egoy: There have been quite a bit of advances in the cirriculum acctually.

Like "New Math" ?

;)
 
2006-08-15 10:19:12 AM
Egoy and muninsfire,

Ok eggheads, she said reading books too, what great advances have been made in the field of reading since 1988?

/:P
 
2006-08-15 10:19:29 AM
portscanner: Graphical calculator? These kids nowdays dont have to use their brain at all any more! When I was in school the only caclulator we were permitted were the type you pull out. A slide rule!


If you think the graphical calculator removes the need for a brain.....nevermind I don't want to get into in this thread.
 
2006-08-15 10:19:49 AM
They had a pregnant 11 year old? I hope someone also got shot in Canton..... several times... starting with his ankles... at 3 inch intervals.

How do you know the dude wasn't 11 or 12 himself?
 
2006-08-15 10:20:17 AM
It must be all that rap music and those 13 year old in push-up bras and eyeshadow.

/from previous article
 
2006-08-15 10:21:02 AM
I grew up in Canton, and let me tell you... Timken High School is a shining example of a welfare program gone horribly wrong. Having babies is a full time paying job there.
 
2006-08-15 10:21:06 AM
Abstinence, like communism, works perfectly...in theory.
 
2006-08-15 10:21:28 AM
I can top that....

The high school where I teach, two health teachers (who both deal with sex ed in their curriculum) were prego when they walked down the aisle plus our "Life Management" teachers are all divorced!
 
2006-08-15 10:21:50 AM
Yaay! Another win for abstinence-only education!
 
2006-08-15 10:22:08 AM
Egoy

Ever been at the DMV? They had to use a calculator to subtract 1971 from 2004.

/ I do long division in my head faster than most people with a calculator
// get your calculator off my lawn!
 
2006-08-15 10:23:12 AM
Gosh, otto. Sounds like there's an awful lot of gossip going on at your school there!
 
2006-08-15 10:23:37 AM
This wouldn't happen if the kids' parents would stop them from matriculating so shamefully.
 
2006-08-15 10:23:48 AM
Before reading the article, I was wondering which red state this was from. Turns out it was Ohio.
 
2006-08-15 10:23:55 AM
NikolaiFarkoff

Bra-VO.
 
2006-08-15 10:23:56 AM
binnster: Ok eggheads, she said reading books too, what great advances have been made in the field of reading since 1988?

About 18 years' worth of new writing.
 
2006-08-15 10:24:00 AM
PunGent

Abstinence, like communism, works perfectly...in theory.

I only know of one person that got pregnant while abstinent.

/ if you fark, you are not abstinent
 
2006-08-15 10:24:17 AM
SlowTimedRapid


Umm...you are a moron.

You said:
"Abstinence-based is best even from a scientific perspective"


That is simply not true. What would be accurate would be to say "not having sex is best from a scientific perspective."
You see, abstinence based education does not stop people from having sex, but it does make them ignorant about how to have sex responsibly. Hence the fact taht 13% of those teenage girls in Ohio are knocked up.
People like you are the brains behind the runaway success of the Catholic anti condom drive in Africa, which with its preaching of abstinence has done wonders to halt the spread of aids.
 
2006-08-15 10:24:27 AM
serpent_sky

Everyone knows that the male is ALWAYS utterly guilty, even if they're just as incapable of making the decision. (I'm thinking of an incident at Brown where both people were drunk (that is not in dispute) and had sex, but the woman successfully got the school to discipline him.)
 
2006-08-15 10:24:53 AM
I would think a male teen living there would have great odds at having sex, so whats the problem?

/just kidding.
 
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2006-08-15 10:25:26 AM
They're going about this the wrong way. They need to ban music with sexy lyrics. That's what's causing all the pregnancies.

At least that's what I read on the Intar-web.
 
2006-08-15 10:25:54 AM
bkennedy: I was like "Daughter? No, she's my girlfriend, she's getting some work done. We're gonna have a smiley-face pancake at IHOP afterward."

Smiley-face pancakes are an abortifacient, IIRC.
 
2006-08-15 10:26:03 AM
portscanner: PunGent

Abstinence, like communism, works perfectly...in theory.

I only know of one person that got pregnant while abstinent.

/ if you fark, you are not abstinent


Yeah, umm...it's possible to not have teh sausage go into the biscuit, but still get a bit of gravy nearby, which has actually resulted in another bun in the oven before.
 
2006-08-15 10:26:03 AM
SilentMattCanuck:ELEVEN??????? Kids can get PREGGERS at age 11??
NO WAY JOSE!


Yeppers. Girl I work w/ is 30 and has a 17 year old. On the good side she realizes it was a mistake, and her daughter hasn't made the same one yet.

/loves her kid, but come on who wants a 3 year old @ 15.
 
2006-08-15 10:26:14 AM
My niece (15 y.o.) gets to use calculators in her math class.

She is stupid as hell.

I asked her what 10 times 2 was and she said "5." I am not lying or exaggerating. Then she whined and said she could answer if she had a calculator, and that she can use one in math class anyway.

Not saying using a calculator isn't value-added, but I did fine using my sheer brain-power alone for any math until 11th grade. WTF???

/get off my lawn!
//threadjack, sorry...
 
2006-08-15 10:26:31 AM
bringing the city school district's health curriculum in line with national standards.

Isn't it sad when school boards have to strive to meet the minimum stands?
 
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