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James Lynn Spears Studies For Her GED

James Lynn Spears Studies For Her GED

Expectant mom Jamie Lynn Spears attends a test preparation class with mom Lynne Spears held at the Tangipahoa Parish School System Adult Education Center in Hammond, Louisiana on Friday.

The 16-year-old Nickelodeon star was seen carrying out a GED study guide, used to study for a high school equivalency degree. That’s right. Get that education, Jamie Lynn. You go, girl!

Jamie Lynn announced less than a month ago that she is pregnant with her and boyfriend Casey Aldridge‘s first child.

Let’s keep a watchful eye on Ms. Spears–no baby bump in sight yet!

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  • ann

    that’s awesome she’s doing that. hopefully she’s a better parents than her own mom and sister.

  • tony the tiger

    she will need a GED in order to get her job as a secretary or a cashier now that her acting career is completely over….she is completely toxic to hollywood…no movie or t.v. producer would touch her with a ten foot pole

  • mac attack

    does her mother lynne have any more kids she can squeeze for cash

  • Jane Doe

    Well @ least she is doing what most people in her shoes do, and that’s go on with life.

  • Yily

    i happen to like jamie spears. she’s cool…i just hope she won’t end up like her older sister. this family has serious problems. let’s hope they’ll work it out together.

  • Michelle

    Agreed #4…

    People are giving her such a hard time…but come on..it’s not like she’s the first pregnant 16 year old ever.

  • cjs

    GED is better than nothing.

  • kate

    8th

  • MonkeyShines

    I wish she would stay in traditional high school if she can – if she plans on trying to go to a University. Many universities are refusing GED recipients or seriously limiting the numbers of GED people they allow. It’s kind of double jeopardy – who knows why someone had to get a GED, illness, home schooling. etc. I’m glad I got my diploma but I have three friends who got GEDs and couldn’t get into State University unless they first committed to 2 years at Community College then 4 full years at university and they felt like it was a slap in the face.

  • educationimportant

    Good for Jamie Lynne and, hopefully, she and her baby’s father will (both) go on to college!

  • Anon27

    Her career isn’t over. She’s still young. They haven’t cancelled her show. They will be showing the already filmed next season on Nickelodeon. By the show is doing airing, the baby might be born and she could make more. Nickelodeon isn’t going to get rid of their cash cow right away. It’s good she’s getting her GED. Has her sister even done that?

  • Jon

    MonkeyShines- that’s really unfortunate, what happened to your friends. It’s also extremely unusual- most colleges *prefer* GED applicants to diploma applicants for two reason: 1. You can cheat your way to a GED (they don’t recycle tests, etc) 2. GED applicants are more likely to have worked than diploma applicants.

    It’s been a very long time since I’ve heard about GED applicants being passed over. But there is still a social stigma attacked to the GED (not as smart, trouble maker, etc).

    I can’t comment on her pregnancy, as it’s not my place. I’m just going to say that this girl is very young and she’s trying (it seems) to straighten out her life and make the decisions that need to be made. Hopefully, she’ll have a stronger support group than her sister does.

  • get over it…she’s not the first 16 year old to get pregnant… believe it or not, it can happen to anyone, whether or not precaution was taken…it’s not that uncommon for 16 year olds to have sex unless a bunch of super religious people are the ones reading/commenting….at least she has enough money to support a baby at a young age!

  • someone

    Why is it awesome that she’s getting her GED? Low expectations.

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  • http://deleted tia

    why are people so supportive of her? shes 16 and pregnant! sure, shes not the first 16 year old to be pregnant, but in her posistion, and considering all the crap her sister does, you think she would have been smarter! and the fact that she has all thoose young girls who looked up to her and admired her, it was just such a dumb decision. Shes not a normal 16 year old girl! She cant just do what everyone else is doing, she choose to be in the public eye therefore she should have made better and smarter decisions. In saying that, people will get over it eventually. Its just like Vanessa Hudgens nude pics came out, the world was in uproar and she at first had alot of people agaisnt her, but slowly everyone got over it and now no-one cares anymore. However getiing pregnant at 16 is alot bigger than taking nude pics of yourself.

  • http://deleted Lauren

    Number 17, I agree with you. Its not fact that shes 16 and pregnant, its the fact that in her posistion she should have known better. Teenagers in that industry have to realize that every decision they make needs to be as if they were an adult, because millions of kids around the world look up to them.

  • A BABY DOESN’T RUIN YOUR LIFE!

    I agree with #9. I went to an independent study school where you would go 2x a week for an hour a day, and a lot of girls that were Jaime Lynn’s age who were pregnant or had a child went there. They finished their high school there because you could go at your own pace. You could finish 2 years of HS in one! Plus they had time to be with their child and take care of them. They even brought them to school. =)

    I hate how people are knocking teenage moms. Sure it’s not the best thing in the world, but it’s also not the worst. I’ve known a lot of them and there are so many opportunities now for teenage moms that it’s possible to get an education and have time to spend with your child.

  • Lori

    You’re an a-hole. #19. A lot of people make bad choices and drop out of HS school. You can do one of two things: correct your mistake by getting your GED to go further in life or never go back and stay in a dead end. I knew someone whose father had a stroke and he was forced to quit HS to take care of his family. Do you consider him a “retard” or a “social misfit?” The GED allowed him to go back and continue his education when he was able to. Your comment is ignorant.

    I agree R17. I can’t see anything positive about a 16 yr old being pregnant, famous or not. She sets a bad example for kid’s that look up to her. FYI, I have been reading that she has had scares in the past. My money is on her having 3 kids by the time she is 21.

  • craig stairs

    Laugh out loud, theres the mother of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://natshiz.blogspot.com natshiz

    she’s not a celebrity, dont really care

  • SF

    Of course she is not the 1st 16 year old to be a parent. She should have all the support, of course.But what about the baby? Can she even take care of the baby? Is she even prepared or even ready to face the responsibility, other than selling her story for money? We are talking about a life here and already she is destroying her own life, why then must she destroy another? She is still a kid.

  • Nadia likes Sienna!!

    At least she is studing.Thats good.

  • http://nakedhollywood.blogspot.com Naked hollywood

    At least she’s moving on with her life and doing her own thing.

    ———————————————————

    Nakedhollywood

  • jake

    she should’ve been studying instead of having sex

  • Didi

    they should abort her kid by force and then sterilize the little wh*re because we dont need another f*cked up kid brought into that family. Actually all the Spears women should be sterilized Look what they’ve done to Jayden James and Sean Preston. Both kids are gonna be dead by the time they hit their 14th birthday probably from a drugs overdose. Those kids are scarred for life and there is no hope for them, they might as well kill them now and save them the pain to come.

  • Didi

    Lori a GED doesnt let you ger further in life. its a non-qualification. It’s a badge of dishonor for people to stupid to finish high school. Even if you have to drop out due to unforeseen circumstance like the example you gave, then going back to finish your high school diploma is a lot better than taking the GED test because a GED is not a real diploma its just a substitute because your lazy and want to take the easy route instead of working hard in the 1st place. That is why universities have a low regard for it and consider it toilet paper.

    Just because you drop out doesn’t mean you still cant graduate with a real high school diploma. my sis in law had to dropout due to a tragedy yet she was home schooled and graduated using a correspondence program.
    A GED is for idiots who’ve f*cked up in life. Face it.

  • Didi

    Lori a GED doesnt let you get further in life. its a non-qualification. It’s a badge of dishonor for people too stupid to finish high school. Even if you have to drop out due to unforeseen circumstance slike the example you gave, then going back to finish your high school diploma is a lot better than taking the GED test, because a GED is not a real diploma its just a substitute because you”re lazy and want to take the easy route instead of working hard in the 1st place. That is why universities have a low regard for it and consider it toilet paper.

    Just because you drop out doesn’t mean you still cant graduate with a real high school diploma. my sis in law had to dropout due to a tragedy yet she was home schooled and graduated using a correspondence program.
    A GED is for idiots who’ve f*cked up in life. Face it.

  • http://aymarius.blogspot.com/ The Arab Aquarius

    She’s not the only teenager who got pregnant. She’s going on with her life and doing the best she can. She could have easily had an abortion but she is chosing the harder more responsible way.

    As Jared says, Go see JUNO!

    The Arab Aquarius

  • Didi

    #20 ‘I hate how people are knocking teenage moms. Sure it’s not the best thing in the world, but it’s also not the worst. I’ve known a lot of them and there are so many opportunities now for teenage moms that it’s possible to get an education and have time to spend with your child’

    ———————————————————–

    surely keeping your legs closed in the 1st place is a better option. And opening them at a later date when youre mature enough to understand sex and relationships is what should be acceptable.

  • MonkeyShines

    Actually Jon its the other way around. The GED requires little or no supervision to receive (if you watch late night tv you see commercials advertising ‘get your high school equivalences’ aka GED). But either way you’re finishing high school. My friends opted not to attend school period. Kid you not someone said Jaime-Lynn could become a secretary – well my friend became a secretary to the Chief of the Fire Department in my hometown. Another is a clerk for the school board, the other manages a gas station. Not bad. Me college – job at movie company in SF.

    They had to get GEDs for various reasons – suicide attempt, run-away, and serious car accident left one in a coma for a year. We thought he’d be allowed to catch up to us but my HS did nothing to help him catch up.

  • jennycodswallop

    yay jamie! first time i feel delighted with this kid.

  • cindy

    Good for you, Jamie Lynn. Get the Education out of the way. One less thing to do before the baby comes. Education is really important.

  • MovieMadness

    I don’t think her career is over. If she can actually act (which most child TV stars can’t) then she will be fine. Least she is trying to get some education, as you’d be surprised home many celebrities haven’t finished high school or gotten some type of higher education

  • Amy

    Well most women don’t start showing at all until eight weeks and some even more, not to mention she has a big hoodie on.

  • dubble

    why cant she be homeschooled instead of getting a GED?

  • God

    31st

  • jamie lynn sucks

    will her mommy lynn pay the teacher in order to let her daughter pass school? how innocent people are!!

  • the_original_nika

    I agree #4, #35.
    shes moving on people, so do the same it doesn´t affect ya. Shes getting her education, which is a good thing and I hope she goes further too.
    She will be fine, and just maybe still have chance at a career in acting later on.

  • the_original_nika

    stop being so damn judgmental people, you don´t like when its done to you so don´t do to others.

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  • xena

    I think tsom comments here are ridiculous.. what is going further in life?.. to grow up with some prejudice views on life and people’s choices? I think Jamie Lynn is a model by facing the pregnancy as she is at the moment.

  • Chula

    ged is for smarter people its way harder than schl diploma in schl u jst get by they wanna get rid of you so they pass u ged you u cnt jst get passed thrgh u hav to wrk harder to pass so stop hating on the ged it proves u use ur brain way n=mre than so in schl haters!!!!

  • [~F a m o u s~]

    Dumbass muthafcuker! Lmaoo

  • Astrid

    Another pathetic unwed teen mother.

  • hai
  • Bree

    “I wish she would stay in traditional high school if she can – if she plans on trying to go to a University. Many universities are refusing GED recipients or seriously limiting the numbers of GED people they allow. It’s kind of double jeopardy – who knows why someone had to get a GED, illness, home schooling. etc. I’m glad I got my diploma but I have three friends who got GEDs and couldn’t get into State University unless they first committed to 2 years at Community College then 4 full years at university and they felt like it was a slap in the face.”

    Good, for people who actually didn’t drop out, worked hard, and put in the time. It’s only fair.

    I hope she has fun working back in Louisiana yall, cause she cant go back to the only tv show she had!

  • NewYorker83

    Britney Spears Was Road School She Finished School On The
    Road.

  • AlexMACK

    Since Jamie Lynn is not that far along yet, she should consider working towards her actual high school diploma. It’s not like she’s about to give birth any minute.
    The unfortunate truth of the matter is, a GED is not as valued as a high school diploma. I’m a college student, and getting into college- even state universities- is more competitive than ever, even with your regular diploma. if she wants to go to college some day, she should try to get a regular diploma.

    that said, i don’t understand how *today* there are still unwanted pregnancies. There are so many forms of hormonal birth control (many more than just “the pill,” because not every woman could take it) [granted, some people, like those on certain antidepressants and anticonvulsives, cannot take hormonal birth control, but that doesnt apply to the majority of women) that are over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy…was it so hard to take a pill every day or get an injection once a month or wear a patch or something like that?

    i feel bad for her…i read her interview in OK Magazine and she definitely seemed less than thrilled at being pregnant. an unhappy mother (and i cannot blame her…she’s 16. most 16 year olds, especially those accustomed to having a free life because of money and fame, do not want to experience motherhood at that moment) will make for an unhappy baby.
    If she really doesn’t want the baby, she should give it up for adoption. many women in the US are desperate to have a child, and she can help herself, the baby, and some family who would really like a baby.

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