School violence in Philadelphia
April 15, 2014
Guests: Linda Cliatt-Wayman, Otis Hackney
Violence at Bartram High School in Southwest Philadelphia has shaken up the city.Â After a video went viral showing students assaulting a staff member, the schoolâ€™s chaotic climate has received a lot more attention. Â But Bartram isnâ€™t the only school struggling with safety issues. Massive budget cuts in schools across the city have led to significantly smaller staffs supporting and supervising larger numbers of students. Today weâ€™ll talk about school violence, whatâ€™s behind it and how to make schools safe. Â Our guests are two Philadelphia high school principals who have confronted violence in their own schools — OTIS HACKNEY, the Principal of South Philadelphia High School and LINDA CLIATT-WAYMAN, Principal of Strawberry Mansion High School.