Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Something Must Be Done To Stop This!

Just outside Weequahic High School in Newark, New Jersey, two female students began fighting while a crowd of students gathered to watch the spectacle. Finally, a couple of district police officers arrive on the scene and attempt to separate the combatants. Then a couple of males drive-up in a car, and a firefight ensues. Officer Dwayne Reeves is fatally wounded: (user id: debater20057 password: antimatter)

Why is this violence continuing to happen in many of our public schools?

As long as some schools are allowed to remain combat zones, there will be a great many children who are "left behind." Meaningful reform of public education in this country should begin by making every school a safe and nurturing environment for all children.

It can be done. But we have to have the political will to do it.

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