The kids who were sent to these programs were seen as trouble to teachers, administrators the neighborhood and the police. They were rarely seen as what they really were, and consisted of the pregnant 15 year old the drug user and the drug dealer who more addicted to the streets than school along with the fighter, the isolate , the bully and the victim.
A couple of years later in 1982, David walked into his first classroom as an english teacher at a regional alternative high school in Westchester. The program was designed to work with kids from across the county whose districts couldn't handle them
Welcome to English Class
After college for several years David worked, in a community crisis center training other counselors and helping clients, mostly young people, through dilemmas that crippled their lives and happiness .