Violence in Duval schools is nothing new
You know what gets me? It’s not the local judge who is complaining about violence in schools it’s now that the city wants to listen.
I have been writing about violence and a lack of discipline in Duval County’s schools for over 7 years now.
I have even had pieces published in the Folio, Times Union and Victims advocate and they were all met with a collective shrug or worse a rebuff by the last superintendent and school board who waved a silver watch in the face of Jacksonville and said all is well.
Then again the city and the powers-that-be have always felt they can ignore teachers.
Vitti despite his all is well message in the Times Union knows all too well that there were discipline problems in our schools because if not why does every school now have additional security, a dean and an ISSP teacher?
Vitti should be honest with the people of Jacksonville, he should say, yeah we had a problem a big problem but we are taking steps to fix it. All is not well and to propagate that lie is to ensure we have more of the same.