65 Girls At Ohio High School Pregnant

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    CANTON, Ohio -- There are 490 female students at Timken High School, and 65 are pregnant, according to a recent report in the Canton Repository.

    The article reported that some would say that movies, TV, videogames, lazy parents and lax discipline may all be to blame.

    School officials are not sure they what has caused so many pregnancies, but in response to them, the school is launching a three-prong educational program to address pregnancy, prevention and parenting.

    The newspaper also reported that students will face mounting tensions created by unplanned child-rearing responsibilities, causing students to quit school and plan for a GED. This will make it difficult for the Canton City School District to shake its academic watch designation by the state.

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

    The newspaper reports that the non-Canton rate was 7 percent. Canton was 15 percent.

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    Ummm....two things. They aren't sure what caused it? How about a "one-pronged" approach from the guys?

    And..prevention? Isn't it a little late?

    School demographics:

    http://www.publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/61685
     
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    Cmon dude---it's a school with lots of poor and minority students who don't have the slightest idea how to find that guy and give him a vasectomy :huh:
     
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    They should research the local water source! :D
     
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    Or afford it?

    Looking at their stats - doesn't appear to be one of the Top 10 schools around the area:

    56% white - 39% black.

    45% eligible for free lunch.

    They are under "Academic Watch"

    Scores :

    Percentage of 10th Grade Students Who Scored Proficient or Higher on the Social Studies Ohio Graduation Test (2004-05) 41.8
    Percentage of 10th Grade Students Who Scored Proficient or Higher on the Math Ohio Graduation Test (2004-05) 57.9
    Percentage of 10th Grade Students Who Scored Proficient or Higher on the Math Ohio Graduation Test (2003-04) 33.6
    Percentage of 10th Grade Students Who Scored Proficient or Higher on the Reading Ohio Graduation Test (2004-05) 73.1
    Percentage of 10th Grade Students Who Scored Proficient or Higher on the Reading Ohio Graduation Test (2003-04) 55.5
    Percentage of 10th Grade Students Who Scored Proficient or Higher on the Writing Ohio Graduation Test (2004-05) 59.8
    Percentage of 10th Grade Students Who Scored Proficient or Higher on the Science Ohio Graduation Test (2004-05) 34.3
    Student Attendance Rate (2004-05) 88.1
    Student Attendance Rate (2003-04) 87.3
    Student Attendance Rate (2002-03) 87.2
    Student Graduation Rate (2003-04) 62.5
    Student Graduation Rate (2002-03) 59.6
    Student Graduation Rate (2001-02) 57.9
    Performance Index Score (2004-05) 75.8
     
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    I wonder if the school is near any power lines???
     
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    I would love to know what kind of sex ed was being taught there. The article says they are stepping up info. on pregnancy, prevention and parenting, so what were teaching before? Condom usage? Condom handouts? Abstinence programs?
     
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    i have never been to ahia and you can't prove otherwise......
     
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    Well I may not be a genious, but i have a feeling these girls are pregnant because they've been having sex... i dunno call it a hunch. Question is. Is there on father for all of them or are lots of guys fathers?
     
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    I read in another story that is was just one guy.
     
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    I thought everybody knew that kissing leads to pregnancy!
     

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