[Hpn] school for the homeless
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 13:14:34 -0700 (MST)
Wondering if you all have heard (or maybe already discussed but I did not
notice it) the problems that Pappas school in Phoenix is having. The
federal government want to shut it down, saying that it discriminates
against homeless children by segregating them. Arizonans are trying to
figure out how to fund it anyway. Pappas is a home for these kids. They
are picked up wherever their families are sleeping and taken to school.
Classes are comfortable...couches if you need to fall asleep in class..it
is OK to bring a snack and eat it if you are hungry. You don't have to
share. It doesn't matter how you dress; and there are clothes, washers
and dryers, and health care in the school. The kids love it. Of course
it is far, far from perfect. But a warm place where no one teases you and
everyone supports you...this is splendid. What do you all think?