Is it not a teacher’s job to teach the student that student to learn from the teacher like master and his apprentice? Your teachers are saying that you won’t teach these students because of what they have been doing. Have you thought about the environment these kids are living in? From girlhood we learn about these two girls, Megan, Shanae who are in juvenile hall because they committed a crime and both of the girls want to change their life and start over again. They have proven that they meet the requirements to go back into society to start over.
The environment for these girls was that Megan had a mother that her mother is a heroin addict and is herself often in and out of jail on prostitution charges. Megan had to stay with her grandmother, but she did not want Megan, so she put her in foster care. All Megan saw when she was growing was that no one loved her because her mom was in jail, and her own grandmother sent her to foster care. Megan got mixed with the crew and started doing drugs just like her mother so that they are closer. At the end Megan has been in 11 foster houses by the age of 16. All of this had a big impact on Megan because that the age 16 she has already been in and out of foster homes, but none of them gave the love that she needed at that age. All of this made her feel like that no one was there for her...
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...fe don’t we get a second or third chance, why can’t these students who have been incarcerated and/or who are dealing with unique circumstances that may negatively affect their academic performance get this opportunity at life over from the start with a clean slate, and where they decide whether they do something with them, or just flush that chance down the toilet. With the reasons that I have given you so decide whether you give a new life to these hard working kids, or take that away from them.
Garbus, Liz dir. Girlhood. 2004. Fox Lorbor. DVD
Seita, John. "Reclaiming Family Privilege." Reclaiming Children & Youth 21.2 (2012): 34-39. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Nov. 2014.
Stephens, Gene. "Youth At Risk: A New Plan For Saving The World 's Most Precious Resource." Futurist 44.4 (2010): 16-21. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Nov. 2014.
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