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Dec.22.2011 - 2:33 pm
If anyone doubts that the young people locked up in our jails are children they should spend some time in one of those prisons around holiday time.   I did just that for the...
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Nov.10.2011 - 12:07 pm
There’s been some good news in the media lately for anyone who cares about kids and justice. Federal statistics show that the number of juvenile offenders in jail has dropped by...
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Oct.06.2011 - 11:19 am
She was pretty upfront about it: she didn’t want me there. “It’s not you personally,” Marge explained. “It’s the book.” Marge was the moderator, researcher, engine, really, of a...
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Sep.20.2011 - 8:33 am
It was a busman’s holiday. 30 people in a room, all teachers in high school and GED programs in various prisons from across New York State, listening to me talk about teaching...
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Comments from David

Jan.06.2010 - 10:25 am
In response to: "Zero Tolerance" Creates More Problems Than It Solves
Interesting that you mention about the 1st grader and the kiss. I have a friend who teaches kindergarten. She told me...
Jan.05.2010 - 1:01 pm
In response to: "Zero Tolerance" Creates More Problems Than It Solves
"The lazy way out." Great phrase! Wish I had thought of it. One of the criticisms of giving kids "due process"--asking...
Dec.23.2009 - 12:44 pm
In response to: Stun Guns Used on US Children
Thanks, Heather. What is so striking to me in all this is the total lack of commonsense (which obviously was you...