HCRS, Kindle Farm strike deal

HCRS, Kindle Farm strike deal

There are 33 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Jun 29, 2010, titled HCRS, Kindle Farm strike deal. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Facing declining enrollments and mounting financial pressures, the members of the board of directors of Kindle Farm School have resigned and the independent school for boys will now be managed by Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont.

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Holly

Auburn, ME

#21 Jul 3, 2010
In my book, the concept of Kindle Farm is just fine. It's HCRS I hate. They soak up so much money from the federal government, but what do they really deliver? Why can't the nice places get the money to fund themwleves instead of HCRS somehow grabbing it and then taking over? Don't we waste a lot more of taxpayers' money by channeling through HCRS?

I'm not a money expert, but something is fishy here.
Joe

Burlington, VT

#22 Jul 4, 2010
Recently, and I am not making this up, I had to explain to a person with an MBA from the University of Chicago the difference between election primaries and the general election.
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2010/07/...

yeah the Forrest Gumps of the world are college material, they just need a personal education assistant.
It's good to be back in the woods after a few days down the flatlands, them there educated folks can't even drive a car, but they got them there college degree's and managed to bankrupt one of the richest nations on the planet.

Most likely everyone in congress is a college graduate, yeehaw education is wonderful, spend, spend, spend.
HCRS a WASTE

Brattleboro, VT

#23 Jul 5, 2010
HCRS is only good at one thing; lie, cheat, and steal. Greed, corruption and parasites rule.
I only know of one graduate from kindle; he's sitting in prison right now. Oh; did I mention HCRS has programs for people who are in and out of prison or on probation? Guess once they've got a hold of someone, they don't want to let go - what a cash cow our citizens become once HCRS gets their meaty little hands on them
Mama

Danville, VT

#24 Jul 5, 2010
My neighbor's son went to Kindle Farm. I can not say enough good things about how they helped him learn to manage his anger issues and develop his self esteem. And he is now enrolled in college.

I have issues with HCRS. They are more interested in money then helping their clients.

I hope they don't ruin the good work that Kindle Farms does.
Joe

Burlington, VT

#25 Jul 5, 2010
I had friends that where messed up kids, they came around on their own so odds are take 100 messed up kids and send them someplace and no matter how good or bad the program is, some will turn their own lives around, to give credit to the staff is a joke.

Some of the kids I grew up with turned out to be the most messed up adults even though they looked like winners in high school. A-students who went off to college, parents wildest dreams that went off the deep end, should the schools be faulted ? the parents ? or maybe they are at fault for destroying their own lives.

http://mises.org/daily/4525

Al Bundy, Polk High 4 touchdowns in one game ROFLMAO
Holly

Belfast, ME

#26 Jul 5, 2010
Mama wrote:
My neighbor's son went to Kindle Farm. I can not say enough good things about how they helped him learn to manage his anger issues and develop his self esteem. And he is now enrolled in college.
I have issues with HCRS. They are more interested in money then helping their clients.
I hope they don't ruin the good work that Kindle Farms does.
I heartily agree with you! Kindle Farm is okay. HCRS is not. I hope that some day there will be a ctizens' REVOLT against that dumpy agency that grabs all the money and resouces in the area.
ProGeek

Westland, MI

#27 Jul 5, 2010
HCRS a WASTE wrote:
HCRS is only good at one thing; lie, cheat, and steal. Greed, corruption and parasites rule.
I only know of one graduate from kindle; he's sitting in prison right now. Oh; did I mention HCRS has programs for people who are in and out of prison or on probation? Guess once they've got a hold of someone, they don't want to let go - what a cash cow our citizens become once HCRS gets their meaty little hands on them
Wait, so you are not just critical of HCRS, but Kindle Farm School itself? Your comment "I only know of one graduate from kindle; he's sitting in prison right now." Is absurd, there are MANY graduates from KFS. Nearly all of them have moved on to become self-sufficient productive citizens. You know one who is in prison? Ok, I know lots of public school and private school kids who ended up in the clink too. Your observation shows nothing except you use the smallest possible sample size (one person) to make the broadest possible judgment.
hcrs overload

Nelson, NH

#28 Jul 6, 2010
HCRS a WASTE wrote:
HCRS is only good at one thing; lie, cheat, and steal. Greed, corruption and parasites rule.
I only know of one graduate from kindle; he's sitting in prison right now. Oh; did I mention HCRS has programs for people who are in and out of prison or on probation? Guess once they've got a hold of someone, they don't want to let go - what a cash cow our citizens become once HCRS gets their meaty little hands on them
My nephew graduated from the Kindle Farms school and he is not nor has he ever been in jail. He is just finishing up his classes to become a master electrician. I do know that when he was there the staff were strict about their rules. The first thing he was told was that if he ever got into a physical altercation that he and the others that were fighting would be restrained by the staff members. So now that HCRS has stuck their nose into this school what happens, if the kids are fighting do they send them to a little time out chair, and then onto one of their own shrinks so they can over medicate them? You can bet that a lot of kids will miss out on their chance for education because they know if HCRS is involved the whole town will look down their noses at these kids because the people that work there love to talk about others. This is by far the worst thing that could happen to this school.
Joe

Burlington, VT

#29 Jul 6, 2010
This originally appeared in Natural Life Magazine, November/December, 1994.
http://www.naturallifemagazine.com/9412/gatto...
Joe

Burlington, VT

#30 Jul 6, 2010
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only grandpa was educated, the college professor was priceless
Scott

Dover, NH

#31 Jul 10, 2010
One needs to only look at school budgets across this nation, and looking to save money these public schools have chosen to keep these program close to home, thus effecting kfs enrollment. The dedicated staff work extremely hard to provide the quality education these kids deserve. The administration and bod have worked for months to find the right fit to take kfs to the next level given the complexity of the current financial climiate. Whether you agree or disagree, ultimately this move will best serve the children who attend, as well as the greater community.
wimeli

United States

#32 Aug 18, 2010
Wow, almost all the responses here are about as mature and reasoned as the teens we're supposed to be finding opportunities for. Seems the more we let our emotions run the show, the more simplistic and reactionary our alleged "solutions" start to sound. We have everything from letting kids bail on school at 13 and try to fend for themselves in the free market to arming everyone on campus...these are the voices of angry folks who probably haven't sat down and had a civilized conversation about anything in a long time.
Maybe it's time we stopped condemning people and started listening to what aggravates us? We actually have common ground but if all we do is tear it up, no one gets what they want...except those addicted to hating others as a way of feeling a false sense of power themselves...So, what can we do? Start by giving some of our time to helping out, working with kids on the side to help them in ways school cannot. If all we're going to do is sit by sidelines and throw mud, we don't have a right to say much of anything, do we?
Figure out what you CAN change on your own and go for it...you'll set a good example for the kids you work with and the adults that are lucky enough to see your work!!!
Krista

Essex Junction, VT

#33 Aug 18, 2010
I hope HCRS will treat those kids well. i have heard complaints about HCRS mistreatment before.

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