Category Archives: High School Movies/TV
Honestly, is this a sign that the world is coming to an end? The network that has given us Beavis and Butt-Head, Punk’d, Road Rules and Jackass has played an important role in the recent drop in teen pregnancy. How is that possible?
A new government study, according to the Christian Science Monitor, shows the US teen birthrate falling dramatically in 2009 after a five percent increase from 2005 to 2007. Experts say that this drop is partially due in part to MTV‘s “16 and Pregnant” documentary series, which many teens credit with opening their eyes to the consequences of unprotected sex and early parenthood.
When I first heard about this I felt sorry for the kids involved. I felt a pain in my stomach that someone was making a mockery out of one of our high schools (again…). I thought here’s an actor trying to show how “easy” it is to be a teacher. But I was wrong…
Am I the only person surprised that the most popular television show about high school life isn’t the football drama, “Friday Night Lights”, but the singing, dancing and sequined hit, “Glee”? How can this be? In the real world of high school, jocks and cheerleaders rule, or is this changing because the kids who can carry a tune and aren’t afraid of wearing sequins are no longer lurking in the shadows?