School report shows upturn in violenc...

School report shows upturn in violence for 2005-06

There are 4 comments on the Burlington Times News story from Sep 3, 2007, titled School report shows upturn in violence for 2005-06. In it, Burlington Times News reports that:

“The increased focus on these types of incidents by both the department and the districts through the development of a model policy and awareness training may be resulting in more of these incidents being noted and reported”

Most public schools in Burlington County reported increases in violence during the 2005-06 school year, according to a survey released yesterday by the New Jersey Department of Education. via Burlington Times News

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Since: Aug 07

Highly Taxed, South Jersey

#1 Sep 3, 2007
Higher Violence or Better Reporting ----- Is the violence rate increasing, or are we just getting better at reporing? I bet this is an enigma in reporting --- Not a truth based on statistics. And whats more, I Guaruntee that numbers will go down next year... NOT because of any intervention or change is actual violence, but because parents and administrators see that headlines like this are the risk of "agreesive reporting." You'll see.
Barbara

AOL

#2 Sep 18, 2007
Maybe schools wouldn't have so much violence if the towns had something to do for these kids. I grew up in Riverside and we had so many things to do we didn't have time for all that violence. We had the movies, skating rink, bowling alley, dances of Fridays nights at the Firehouse, and so many other things. We were allowed to hang out in the park, as long as we behaved ourselves. Riverside has a beautiufl park, but kids cannot go there without being hassled.
How can we blame the kids when the only place they can get together without being chased is our schools. Come on, we wre all young once.
Barbara
Barbara

AOL

#3 Sep 21, 2007
All I can say is, "And this is where the Trenton Diocese has picked to have their Catholic Reginal School Reginal School"
Good Luck!
MIke

Sicklerville, NJ

#4 Sep 22, 2007
Barbara wrote:
Maybe schools wouldn't have so much violence if the towns had something to do for these kids.
How can we blame the kids when the only place they can get together without being chased is our schools. Come on, we wre all young once.
Barbara
Give me a break, Barbara. "How can we Blame the Kids?" Trust me, in my town and all the surrounding towns, the problem is (if it truly exists) is the Parents that are raising latch-key kids and kids with absentee parents... Too busy, too preoccupied in anything but raising children....
That all being said, stop trying to "provide" excuses for bad behavior... children and adults have to take responsiblity for bad actions.

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