Addressing and preventing violence in Philadelphia’s schools

    Thanks to reporting from the Notebook/NewsWorks and a new series from the Inquirer, issues within the School District have come to light. Some are budgetary, some are bureaucratic. The one being addressed now is surely related to the others.

    Violence in schools is up. Or is it just that reports are up? A lot of questions are being asked as more and more reports indicate the district’s numbers on school violence appear skewed.

    But we all know the problem, as Metropolis’ Tom Ferrick points out. It’s a solution that’s needed. His suggestion?

    Quit letting the district address the problem. Bring a disinterested party in for control and oversight to quell the violence in schools and handle reports. Let that overseeing party come up with a one-page action plan and stop all the red tape and paperwork. Give every student and parent a copy of the plan. And for pete’s sake, enforce it.

    Feed the Feed: How do you suggest addressing violence in schools?

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