Sunday, November 9, 2008

West Hempstead, NY: Arsonists Target High School

Arson is suspected in Friday's late-night fire that "totally destroyed" a West Hempstead High School concession stand.

It took four fire trucks and 25 fire-department personnel from the Lakeview Fire Department to extinguish the 11:25 p.m. blaze.

The Arson Bomb Squad called the fire "suspicious."

No one was injured in the fire, which occurred in the rear of the school, at 400 Nassau Blvd.

There were no arrests as of Saturday morning.,0,7442412.story

"Schooling is a fundamental process of our society. It can be understood as the ensemble of techniques by which a society instructs the young in the knowledge, values, and attitudes necessary for becoming responsible members of society, reproducing the dominant social order. The bells, the classes, the rules, the discipline–all are important aspects of a controlling process aimed at molding the individual into a form more desirable to others–to authorities. Schooling, like work, is based on coercion. Generally speaking, one does not do schoolwork because the experience itself is rewarding. One does not do schoolwork on one’s own terms. Also, there is a carrot or a stick guiding your progress–usually both."

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