189. The John Dewey Academy

The John Dewey Academy uses peer pressure marketed as “Positive Peer Culture” to handle at-risk teenagers. If the term covers positive teacher student relationship is not to say but at least two cases involving a Spanish teacher and the manager of the school are mentioned in the media.

If those relationships were forced it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


  • Teacher in abuse suit defends actions (The Boston Globe)
  • Staff list for John Dewey Academy (HEAL-online)
  • Factsheet of the program (Fornits Wiki)
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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

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