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    Filed at 10:17 am under by Tim Haas

    … that this is not homeschooling?

    Alysha Cosby has looked forward to hearing her name called at high school graduation ever since she was a freshman.

    Now Cosby, a senior at St. Jude Educational Institute, is worried that her own recent announcement to school officials might keep that from happening.

    Cosby, 17, is 20 weeks pregnant and said she was told by administrators that she could no longer attend classes and would have to complete her studies from home.

    “My education is the most important thing to me. The way I receive my education shouldn’t change just because I am pregnant,” said Cosby, who was informed of the administrators’ decision on March 24 and has been homeschooled since that time.

    A lot of schools call this kind of arrangement “homebound instruction”; perhaps an Alabama resident might gently suggest this to the diocese.

    2 Responses to “CAN WE ALL AGREE …”

    Comment by
    April 29th, 2005
    at 11:50 am

    Good thing they sent her home. I hear that pregnancy thing can be very catchy 🙂

    Comment by
    April 29th, 2005
    at 6:27 pm

    It really is hillarious to me that a school would send a thirsty mind home to be away from what every teenager dreams of when they first start school. There are so many children in high school that don’t even want to be there, and in most cases because of that they cause problems for those that want to learn. Here in this case is a teenager girl who just so happens to be carrying another life inside of her, and is trying to beat stastics of being pregnant, young, and not be seen in school. I myself was pregnant at fifteen, I was in the tenth grade and was also in academicly challanged classes. School authorities try to make my mother send me to a pregnant school, where most of the girls were on eighth grade level. My mother wasn’t haven’t that. She explained to them that me being pregnant DID NOT BLOCK MY BRAIN from me to continue high school like regular, until the doctor said I had to stay home for my last stage. My mother fought me leaving high school because of my pregnancy. After two years passed, my beautiful son was at my Graduation!