Glen Mills abuse allegations

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What was once considered one of the most prestigious reform schools in the country is now under Pennsylvania state investigation for allegations of widespread abuse spanning decades. That’s following a recent investigation by Inquirer reporter Lisa Gartner who will join us to talk about what she found. Maura McInerney, Legal Director at the Education Law Center, also joins us to discuss how residential schools negatively affect student development. And Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services Commissioner Cynthia Figueroa will speak on behalf of the city and their decision to pull their students from Glen Mills.

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