Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Atlanta school abuses students

It's about time theses "alternative" schools are getting some bad press. I volunteered at one when I was in high school and I was totally disgusted and pissed at the teacher's attempt to reform these students. It was like being in a "nut house." It's definitely like a juvenile and there is no way a kid could possibly come out better after being sent to one of these schools. Education is not at the bottom of the list of's not even on the list.
A privately run Atlanta public school acts as a virtual prison that subjects students to routine body searches, leaves them unprotected against violence and fails to educate them, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by, the American Civil Liberties Union.

The lawsuit targets both the Atlanta Board of Education and Community Education Partners, the private company that has a contract to run the alternative school for middle and high school students who have been expelled from regular public schools.

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