Thought I'd make an Unoffical Official Teachers thread for any educators in here.
I just have to vent. One of my sophomores today comes to me and tells me she is pregnant after class. Fuckin 15 years old. Her boyfriend is some dumbass that was in my U.S. History class last year and never did a damn thing. Failed the course and dropped out of school. The WORST part of all this is she is actually one of my best students. 98% in the class, excellent writer, good thinker, and SEEMINGLY intelligent. Its just unbelievable.
She has 30 seconds of "pleasure" with some dumbshit for 30 years of heartache and headache. When she told me, initially I reacted a little personally (because I do care for my students) and I told her that this was 2008 and not 1948 and that contraceptives and condoms, etc were FREE and readily available...and that basically, "what the hell were you thinking...etc."
Anyway I calmed down and basically wished her the best and told her to think three steps ahead from now on. There really wasnt much more I could say (without losing my job). Its just a sad sad situation. Her parents are a little dissapointed but in her family/culture this is normal so its not that big of a deal. Taking care of a family is far more important than a high school diploma. I just hope she doesnt go down the shitter with her boyfriend.
Anyway, Im done. Any other teachers in here with similar stories or any stories at all?