Incorporating learning goals and student interests to help at risk students learn and succeed. Watch as Ms. Dwyer teaches a visual art lesson to at risk high school students, bringing in aspects of civic responsibility.

Incorporating learning goals and student interests to help at risk students learn and succeed. Watch as Ms. Dwyer teaches a visual art lesson to at risk high school students, bringing in aspects of civic responsibility.

"They were regarded as the children of sin," he said. "They were only little children, aged four to seven years of age, it was a horrible way to treat them."  They grew up, he said, behind the high walls of the mother and baby home - set up by the Church for women who became pregnant outside marriage and their illegitimate children.  "The walls were 8 ft to 12 ft high and the kids were in behind. The only opportunity to meet was at school. But they were segregated from us," Mr Dwyer said

Tuam: Echo of hobnail boots signalled the 'home babies'

"They were regarded as the children of sin," he said. "They were only little children, aged four to seven years of age, it was a horrible way to treat them." They grew up, he said, behind the high walls of the mother and baby home - set up by the Church for women who became pregnant outside marriage and their illegitimate children. "The walls were 8 ft to 12 ft high and the kids were in behind. The only opportunity to meet was at school. But they were segregated from us," Mr Dwyer said

There Are More Girls Living in Poverty Today Than in 2007

More Girls Are Living in Poverty Today Than in 2007

John McLaughlin, “#15-1958” (1958), oil on canvas, 60 x 38 inches

John McLaughlin, “#15-1958” (1958), oil on canvas, 60 x 38 inches

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