I saw this article yesterday on Facebook. The rest of the title is, "It was hard, but best for our family." This blogger mom went through a hard divorce that sounds like really put her kid in the middle. It sounds like her son didn't really know how to deal with that divorce. These kind of students are the stories that I hear about at my job. Cedar Ridge Academy receives a wide variety of students, and visit our website to learn if you/someone you know would be a good fit. But this is why I work at this job as hard as it is. Families are important and we help them put their lives back together. And if for whatever reason they maybe can't go home again, I like to be able to set them up for their future.
This is a debate that I have with my fellow teachers too...we are not decreasing the expectations even though students want us too. We need to hold the line with them, because we need to prepare them for life beyond high school. I always love teaching where I do because we focus on the learning--the body, mind, spirit idea. We have a great school because we can deal with all of the parts of the student.
I hope that my readers never "need" our great school, but if you do find yourself in need, know that there are options out there.