Military Academies - An answer for trouble familes and failed pupils?

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Military Academies - An answer for trouble familes and failed pupils?

I live in the one of the most deprived wards in a two up two down terrace in one of the most deprived constituencies Hyndburn.

I see every day the issues of youth failure.

Either passive failure or worse, young people who enter the criminal justice system.

Respublica's report on Military Academies is interesting.

I am sure it's emphasis will be about promoting positive self esteem in the most resistant of pupils and engaging in basis life skills.

Those pupil's for whom poor parenting or negative peer pressure or a negative environment leaves schools unable in the few short hours that pupil may be in school, to help that young person.

Unable to help them in life skills that should be taught outside of school.

Morality, personal hygiene and health, self esteem and confidence

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4:55pm Fri 13 Jan 12

Heretical says...

Hmm..Borstal with uniforms?
Hmm..Borstal with uniforms? Heretical
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12:03pm Sun 15 Jan 12

Centaur says...

Jut goesto show how little you understand the military way Graham.
And with the demise of our military. there may be some buildings available in the near future, but no personnel to institute a military academy.
Why do you think that the military way is the right one for young people who are unable to think and live a decent way of life. Borstal failed, the justice systems fails, and the legal profession are worse than rats leaving a sinking ship.

No Graham, making the answer to a failed society is not to provide military academies. We need a society where responsibilities come first, not rights. And a legal system that provides true justice.
Jut goesto show how little you understand the military way Graham. And with the demise of our military. there may be some buildings available in the near future, but no personnel to institute a military academy. Why do you think that the military way is the right one for young people who are unable to think and live a decent way of life. Borstal failed, the justice systems fails, and the legal profession are worse than rats leaving a sinking ship. No Graham, making the answer to a failed society is not to provide military academies. We need a society where responsibilities come first, not rights. And a legal system that provides true justice. Centaur
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