Philadelphia schools don’t have to be violent

“Compulsory education laws make it extremely difficult for administrators to address the startling level of violence in Philadelphia’s school system. The law says that all students have a right to an education, and that right extends even to the most troubled and unruly children. Simply throwing chronic rule-breakers out of classrooms and onto the streets is not an option.

Violence in schools, however, is not totally unmanageable. Here are 10 ways district officials could help improve safety and foster a better learning environment in the city’s public schools: . . .”

This is an excerpt from my commentary in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, “Philadelphia school don’t have to be violent.”  Please click here to read the entire article.  You can respond or provide feedback by clicking on the comment button below.

Thanks for reading.

–Christopher Paslay