>I certainly don't envy your situation but I admire your resolute and
>devoted efforts on behalf of the kids-both those that misbehaved and
>those that didn't.
>For all the anger and disillusionment situations like this can cause it
>seems clear that you still have an underlying belief in these kids-good
>and bad- that you can acheive something with and for them.
>Hang in there! Some of them have yet to realize how lucky they are.
>One other thought- maybe you could print out some of your postings and
>pleas for help along with the responses and share them with the class.
>Ask them to write their own responses.