In a blog post online, the parents of Alex, nine (pictured), claim he was locked in a ‘focus room’ at Carl Schurz Elementary School, in New Braunfels, Texas, and told to sit in a circle on the floor for 90 minutes
The blog claims Alex’s mother discovered the punishment after arriving at the school on May 13. She says she was told she couldn’t see her son five times, before finally being shown to this room
Speaking to MailOnline, the boy’s father, a 40-year-old businessman, said: ‘My wife had been attending school with our son for the week, with the school’s permission, to address his behavior.
‘She had been to classes with him in the morning, and came back to our house to have lunch with me, but when she returned to the school she was told he was serving an in-school suspension because he had been disruptive at lunch time.
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Night In Aleppo”: Scenes From Syria’s Most War-Torn City
Back in October, we brought you “Syrian Showdown: Russia, Iran Rally Forces, US Rearms Rebels As ‘Promised’ Battle For Aleppo Begins,” in which we detailed Russia and Iran’s preparations for an push north towards Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city that’s held by a hodgepodge of militants, rebels, and jihadists (if one is inclined to differentiate between the three).
As Reuters noted at the time, “the assault means the army is now pressing insurgents on several fronts near Syria’s main cities in the west, control of which would secure President Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power even if the east of the country is still held by Islamic State.”
In other words, we said, if Assad can secure Aleppo, Iran and Russia will have successfully restored his…
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DO YOU REALLY KNOW, HOW POVERTY & SHAME HURTS THE SOUL OF A CHILD?
IT was all for the best, apparently, the practice of rounding up children and sending them as far away as possible to conditions of near slavery.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theaustralian.com.au
Not being in any position to consent to the arrangement, the more than 3000 youngsters who came to Australia from the UK formed a second kind of stolen generation in this country, with all the attendant trauma. The last consignment arrived as recently as 1970.
In the past few years there have been attempts at reparation and the restoration of family ties, if such is possible. Those efforts provide the scaffolding for Forget Me Not, which is concerned with reaching to the heart of the considerable damage done.
Tom Holloway’s play, a co-commission between Sydney’s Belvoir and Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse…
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