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for Independent Weekly Vol. 16 Issue 31, Aug 1998
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Some 2,000 alternative schools, designed to remove disruptive students from the classroom, exist nationwide. While the schools seek to provide instruction to students who otherwise might be kicked out, they sometimes find themselves caught between being a disciplinarian and a rehabilitator. Critics also question whether isolating students is beneficial.
When Wake County purchased 500 acres a decade ago near Holly Springs for a proposed South Wake Sanitary Landfill, the town's population was under 1,000. Rapid growth in the 90s has pushed the population to 7,000. Residents have formed a Citizens Action Committee to resist the landfill's construction.