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Listen: What impact will school closings have on students' safety?

By the Notebook on Feb 5, 2013 06:44 PM

Ben Herold will be on WHYY's Radio Times Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., talking about the impact that school closures could have on student safety, which is the subject of his cover story from the Notebook's latest print edition. What happens if longstanding rivalries between schools are stoked by the potential merger of two schools like Germantown High and Martin Luther King High?

Herold will be discussing gang violence and school safety along with Karyn Lynch, the District's head of student services, and Malik Aziz, a trainer and gang specialist with the National Gang Crime Research Center.





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Comments (2)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on February 5, 2013 9:25 pm
I hope Ben has real data for his Radio Times and not depend on what teachers tell him as facts. Unless he does not want facts to distort a great story.
Submitted by Pubulis (not verified) on February 6, 2013 8:43 am
As a teacher in a neighborhood school I do not see a problem with large well organized gangs. I do see neighborhood sub-groups who control a corner or block fighting. I am not sure mixing these groups in with different students will matter that much. If the district were firm, fair and consistent it could nip the problem in the bud. This would require an administration that is effective and that ain't happening. To be fair it cannot send the trouble makers to a Charter school whereas Charter schools dump their problems on us, I guess they can do that because they are such better schools and we do not matter, But I would like to hear what Ben has to say

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