Report: Troubled Teens Dumped In Alternative, Adult Ed Programs

After bouncing from an alternative school back to his regular high school in New Haven, Lonnie Adams said an administrator told his mother if he wanted to graduate, he’d have to go to an Adult Education program.

“I feel like I was treated unjust, like the principal was just trying get me out of his school,’’ said Adams, now 21, who admitted he had been in a “fight or two” in high school before being sent to an alternative school for two years. After three years in Adult Education, he said he is now close to getting his GED, wants to go to community college and hopes to work in video production.

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