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David Chura's Profile

Teacher; consultant on at-risk kids, families in crisis and juvenile justice; author of "I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup"(Beacon Press, March 2010) about my 10 years of teaching minors in a New York county jail.

Groups: Education Alternatives

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Diaries published: 33 (951 days since last diary on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 09:17 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 66 (951 days since last comment on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 09:17 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 450

Total Comment Ratings: 350

Most Recommended Diary: Teachers in Tough Places, 20 comments, 50 recommends

People Following David Chura: 7

David Chura's Most Recent Diaries:

LBJ declared a "war on poverty". That war hasn't been going so well with more and more Americans living in poverty especially children. Yet "education reformers" insist that poverty has nothing to ...
by David Chura
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 09:17 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Locking up young offenders in solitary confinement for months, in some cases a year at a time raises issues about what works in crime prevention and why we do it.
by David Chura
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 09:25 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
If you care about how criminals are treated then you don't care about the victims of their crimes, that's what the guy was implying. I heard him and started to wonder, "Can you treat criminals ...
by David Chura
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 04:17 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
A class of criminal justice majors, looking to become correctional officers or police officers, ask the hard questions about our criminal justice system and about our jails in the face of recidivism ...
by David Chura
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 09:37 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Many states are demanding that teacher evaluations be linked with student performance. In New York state there is legislation pending that would publicize teachers' scores, a practice which ...
by David Chura
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed May 09, 2012 at 07:54 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Some states and counties are imposing fees of various kinds on inmates and their families in order to make up for overall budget shortfalls. One result is cutting offenders off from their only ...
by David Chura
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 01, 2012 at 05:41 AM PST with 2 Recommends

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