|Adolescence is by definition a time of immaturity, of experimentation
of predictable mistakes. No human being, after all, is experienced before being inexperienced, wise before navie, polished before
- William Ayers
University of Illinois at Chicago
quoted in the Chicago Tribune, 11/21/99
| "Few sons in a city culture learn to fuse instinctive aggression
with the pleasure of hard physical work."
- Robert Bly, THE SIBLING SOCIETY
| "Schools for the most part are run by women for girls. To take
a high-spirited 2nd or 3rd grade boy and expect him to behave like a girl in school is asking too much."
- Christina Hoff Sommers,
Researcher, Clark University
| The sheen of boot camps also has been tarnished by overzealous,
ill-trained staff members: camp officers have faced brutality-related criminal charges or lawsuits in several states, including
Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.
- David J. Krajicek
"Boot Camps Lose Early Swagger"
Youth Today V 8, N10, Nov. '99'