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Are They Water-Boarding Teenagers Yet?

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Are they water-boarding teenagers yet? Probably not. But the House Dems are going to look into so-called "boot camps" for wayward teens tomorrow, and it's the closest thing to Abu Ghraib that we have going on in education these days. "The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a full committee investigative hearing to examine allegations of child abuse and neglect, including cases resulting in death, at residential treatment facilities (often called boot camps or wilderness programs)." Tasteless, I know.
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Tasteless? Which? The waterboarding question? The hearing? The deaths? or the fact that this is a billion dollar business? Or that these deaths have been happening for nearly twenty years but this is the first Congressional hearing on them? Or maybe what's really tasteless is how little attention is paid to how these teens get so messed up to begin with...likely by child abuse and neglect never identified or addressed in their early childhoods.
And while I'm venting... why isn't C-Span covering it live today?
All rhetorical questions to be sure...but thanks for listening! A new school shooting as I write this. When will we wake up?
Take care...be aware,
Nancy Lee

Tasteless? Which? The waterboarding question? The hearing? The deaths? or the fact that this is a billion dollar business? Or that these deaths have been happening for nearly twenty years but this is the first Congressional hearing on them? Or maybe what's really tasteless is how little attention is paid to how these teens get so messed up to begin with...likely by child abuse and neglect never identified or addressed in their early childhoods.
And while I'm venting... why isn't C-Span covering it live today?
All rhetorical questions to be sure...but thanks for listening! A new school shooting as I write this. When will we wake up?
Take care...be aware,
Nancy Lee

Tasteless? Which? The waterboarding question? The hearing? The deaths? or the fact that this is a billion dollar business? Or that these deaths have been happening for nearly twenty years but this is the first Congressional hearing on them? Or maybe what's really tasteless is how little attention is paid to how these teens get so messed up to begin with...likely by child abuse and neglect never identified or addressed in their early childhoods.
And while I'm venting... why isn't C-Span covering it live today?
All rhetorical questions to be sure...but thanks for listening! A new school shooting as I write this. When will we wake up?
Take care...be aware,
Nancy Lee

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