(Closed) Teen mom yearbook photo banned

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it’s bull shit. Plain and simple.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

So stupid. She isn’t promoting teen pregnancy. That school district is really stupid.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

I feel like the original reason given that it “supports teen pregnancy” is total BS and that one should not be valid, but the reason given at the bottom of the article, “The practice at Wheatmore High School regarding yearbook pictures for seniors has been to include only graduating students in the senior section, and to permit family members and friends to be featured with our seniors in the ad section of the yearbook” would be legitimate. However, I feel like that is not a rule they normally enforce and they just searched their rule book to find a rule that supported their bias.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think the “promoting teen pregnancy” part is BS, but I agree with the policy of student only in the yearbook photo, family photos in a different section.  It keeps the style consistent, and it features the STUDENT, not everyone else in their life.  That’s the whole point of a yearbook.  It’s not a personal scrapbook based on one particular student’s life.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I think the main issue here is that she called that poor boy Leelin.

 

Seriously though, I think the statement the school gave is fair enough, and honestly I’m not sure it’s great that her immediate thought when given the prompt word “prop” was to grab her baby son.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@Birdee106:  “What’s wrong with the name Leelin?”

Many, many things *shudder*. Sounds like a great way to get the poor child beaten up on his first day of school…

Why? Is this one of these weird US things that we UK bees just don’t get?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@chronicwhimsy:  +1!!!

I agree that he probably should not have been featured in the photo, but the time to tell her that would’ve been when she took the photo, not two days before the yearbook went to press! I also call BS on the excuse that her photo “promotes teen pregnancy”

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@legenwaitforitdary:  

 

Their only directions: ‘Bring something that represents you and helped you achieve something.’” 

 

Okay, let’s say my aunt was amazing and when my parents died in a car wreck she stepped up and took custody of me and has been there for me throughout my entire middle and high school life.

 

It’s heartwarming and lovely, but would it make sense to have a picture of me and my aunt in the yearbook? That would be confusing.

 

 

 

The whole “it promotes teen pregnancy” is bullshit. It’s not sending that message at all.

 

But it does say PROP, not PERSON. 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Rachel631:  I still don’t get it. Why would he get beaten up for being named Leelin? Am I missing something?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@Birdee106:  All of the kids I know would beat up a kid for being named Leelin, unfortunately. Largely because it’s not an average name and partly because it sounds a little girly. I’m not sure what the other posters’ reasons are.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@Birdee106:  Kids bully kids that are different. They’ll find any excuse. Having a made up name like Leelin would be seen as a reason by a kid to beat up another.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

complete BS. sorry, but no. yearbooks are just that- yearbooks. they show the class, they show the accomplishments of the class, they show the personality of the class. part of her is her child. pretty sure the company wouldn’t put up a stink if someone wanted to take their photo with their pet or their trombone or their pompoms or their baseball gear.

also- i’m pretty sure that a couple years before i graduated, the class couple took their senior photo together. and it went into their yearbook with no problem. i remember seeing it in my ex’s yearbook. and the year before i graduated, twins in the class before mine took their photos together, for the yearbook. so yeah. not a valid reason, in my opinion. 

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