Some kids need time to transition back home after a long day at school. Perhaps they need to eat or burn off a little energy before doing homework. Others might be more successful doing homework immediately before other things get in the way.
The solution to bad schools is to work toward better schools -- not to medicate the kids victimized by them. How absurd to avoid the shortcomings of our educational system by focusing on the difficulties individual children have in coping with them.
The problems facing today's inner city students, particularly those with behavioral and emotional problems, are innumerable and daunting. The Linden Center is an example of a program that attempts to deal with these problems.