Their view: What separates children i...

Their view: What separates children in detention from others?

There are 4 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Dec 12, 2009, titled Their view: What separates children in detention from others?. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The week before last, on the first day that school was delayed, I was given the opportunity to gain a little insight into my current crop of students.

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Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Dec 12, 2009
What separates children in detention from others? Usually a weapon.

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Dec 12, 2009
Mr. Varuola, we need more teachers with your level of insight in all of our schools at all levels. I was quite impressed with your article. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Please continue and hopefully someday other adults in your field will catch on and carry on.

Farmington, NM

#3 Dec 12, 2009
And the point is?

Even children that have been convicted of crimes like music? Wow, who'd a thunk it?

A lot of these kids come from single parent (mom) families? Couldn't see that coming either.

Honestly, this article showed insight into the problems but maybe Bill should have actually shown the courage to make a judgment as to what should be done about the problem.

“Your DQCC Limit is Maxed!”

Since: Sep 08

In Utero (originally)

#4 Dec 13, 2009
Mr. Varuola,

Although I don't always see eye to eye with all your articles, I have always given you credit for your endeavors in working with "at risk" or "troubled" kids. Regardless the label/jacket they carry, you have to be commended for seeing the potential in each of your students and being realistic at which will remain in the system and which can change for the better. What I especially appreciate about you is the fact that you're not sitting their judging these individuals but are trying to make a difference in their lives. For that and that alone, I applaud you and thank you!

PS: I enjoyed this article.~BMC

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