NOTE – CONGRESS ARE YOU LISTENING? THE “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” ACT AND ITS FAILURE TO ACCOUNT FOR TRAGIC DOMESTIC SITUATIONS OF URBAN YOUTH

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Jonathan C. Pentzien

Imagine for a moment that you are three years old again. Your biological mother has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and your biological father left before you were born. As a result of your mother’s inability to maintain a job, her dramatic, often frightening mood swings, and lastly, a verbalized threat of potential harm, the local child protective services enters your home to remove you from the dangerous situation and places you in the custody of the family court. Over the course of the next year, the court makes “reasonable efforts” to reunite you with your biological mother. View More