Robert Frost "The Road Not
1916 Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
The school's objective is to provide
a stepping stone for troubled teens to continue their education.
Hence they take in dropouts and in the process take up the
challenge to reintegrate them back into the education system.
The school is very focused on churning out students that have
discipline so that they can further their education and survive
in the working world. They want each and every one of their
students to eventually benefit from the experience they provide.
One of the things our interviewee stressed was that the school
was not a private school. Even though the students pay for
their education, it is a privilege to be able to study and
the school inculcates that into each student. Although their
rules seem strict, they are actually quite lax over other
issues. For example, the students are allowed to dye their
hair and the school starts only at 9.00 a.m. This is so that
the students would not need to wake up too early. The school
ends at 4.00p.m. so that the students will be kept off the
streets longer so as not to fall into bad company. The rule
they enforce most is that no smoking is allowed. Any student
caught will have their parents called up.
By keeping certain rules lax, the
organisation hopes that students would feel less "oppressed"
and realise the organisation's intentions and good will, thus,
helping them develop respect towards their seniors and decreasing
their tendency to develop a rebellious attitude. At the same
time, rules regarding more serious issues are kept strict,
if not stricter to maintain high disciplinary levels in the