Every Friday, my classes watch a short news segment tailored to middle schoolers. I believe it readies them to watch the news and be more involved with their community...anyway. This particular Friday, the news began talking about the world's population reaching 7 billion. They pointed out that the highest fertility rate in the world was in Africa. It was also said that these people are among the poorest in the world, so that causes a challege for the people. One of my students made an important point:
7th Grade Student: Mr. H, it ain't they fault that they havin' so many babies...they ain't got no trojans down there.
Mr. H: What? Wait...don't repeat that.