Blame game hindering progress in the School District

    Who’s to blame for the violence problem in the School District of Philadelphia. Everyone and no one, depending on who you ask, but there’s certainly a lot of finger-pointing going on.

    As the Inquirer continues its investigation into school violence, it’s clear there’s been some side-taking on the prevention and accountability fronts.

    A commentary by Len Rieser for the Notebook looks at the attitudes of those talking about the violence. Rieser suggests the blaming and the we-can’t-work-together ‘tude isn’t helping the situation.

    Sound familiar, Philadelphia?

    It’s been argued every which way about who’s to blame for the violence and for the $600 million budget gap in the district. But what if a contributing factor is the Philadelphia-ness of the district?

    Feed the Feed: Is the down-on-our luck Philly attitude affecting progress in the school district?

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