Report: Student Conflict Common In Philly Schools

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A commission investigating racially motivated attacks against Asian students in Philadelphia has found conflicts among all types of groups are widespread in the district.

The report was released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. It calls for school officials to improve the climate by reducing language barriers and implementing clear and consistent policies for resolving conflicts. Its recommendations are advisory only.

The commission based its report on testimony from 11 public hearings it held after about 30 Asian students were assaulted at South Philadelphia High School in December 2009.

The school district agreed in December to state and federal oversight for the next 2 1/2 years to address the anti-Asian violence.

District spokeswoman Jamilah Fraser says officials will review the report.

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  1. Guess Who says:

    So it proves that feral spoonbills are a threat to all students. What a surprise!

  2. Roberta says:

    Maybe Arlene should worry about that and not disrupting the entire district with her school change which affects only a few and lays of many workers.

  3. john leddy says:

    what’s new? most philadelphia public schools have been out of control for at least 30 years!! what they need to do is toss out all of the students who are undisciplined and uncooperative and educate those who remain.the undisciplined should be sent to military type trainning schools where some of them might be salvaged.

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