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Friday, August 10, 2018
Fighting And Bullying Are A Common Occourrence In New York City Public Schools.
Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio's claim that New York City public schools are safer, the truth is far different. In today's New York Post, the articleclaims that District 29, which includes Cambria Heights, Hollis, Springfield Gardens, Saint Albans, and parts of Jamaica has the highest rates of bullying and fighting in the City.
According to the article, middle school IS 59 in Springfield Gardens had the highest reported occurrences of bullying and fighting. At IS 59 in Springfield Gardens, 86 percent of students reported
skirmishes — with 49 percent saying those occurred “most of the time.” Also, At Queens United Middle School in Springfield Gardens, 72 percent of
survey takers reported regular fighting, with 42 percent saying it was a
constant feature of their environment.
While District 29 in Queens has the highest incidents of bullying and fighting,the other school districts have similar issues with 43% of the city students reported fights in their school and 14% see fights "most of the time". Thanks to the lax school discipline policy by Mayor Bill de Blasio, students are not safe from bullying and fighting in the New York City public schools. Safe schools? Yeah Right.