Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Blissfully Off Topic

I've noticed in school that we learn more in my classes when we get off topic than when we are on topic. It's fun to hear my classmates opinions on things. Debating or discussing, either way we learn so much about each other. In my World Religions class we started talking about Kurt Vonnegut books and the nuclear power plant. I learned that I need to read more of his books! They sound really interesting.

In AP English it isn't unusual to get off topic. Today it was intense, though. It started with a poem, and we branched off into other things. We talked about prostitution, and teens having kids in high school. It turned into a talk about how we have no sex education at my school. Some kids think we don't need it. "No one is that uneducated about it," one says. This ticked me off. My mom had me her senior year in high school. Why? Because she was never taught about safe sex. There is a girl at school in 9th or 10th grade who just had a beautiful baby boy. Our school is irresponsible for not teaching us about safe sex. Children are a blessing, but if you aren't ready to be a mother- then you shouldn't be a mother.

The rest of my classes were pretty much on topic. I had to ask all my teachers for tomorrow's work, because tomorrow my sister and I get to miss school to go to the dentist. Ach! Wish me luck. I haven't gone in at least two years...


  1. You will do great at the dentist tomorrow. :)

    I agree with you about sex ed in school. I think teens are being pressured from too many angels to be sexually active, and they are not prepared emotionally. To have kids? Whooph. Not at all.

  2. You are wise beyond your years Tori. Don't you love the freedom of those classes that stray off topic?

    When I was in high school, 2 girls got pregnant and dropped out in grade 10.
    In grade 12(!!!), we had a short, pathetic sex education term.

    Good luck at the dentist! I'm sure you'll be fine...they've made a lot of advances, even in the past couple years.