NAACP asks city school officials for bullying hearing

President also calls for partially elected school board

May 28, 2010|By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore branch of the NAACP requested Friday that city and school leaders hold a three-hour public hearing solely devoted to parent testimonies about school bullying.

In an e-mail to school and City Council officials, Marvin Cheatham, president of the chapter, said that a recent bullying panel hosted by the organization pointed to an "urgent necessity" for such a hearing to understand how pervasive the issue is in city schools.

Cheatham also said that recent reports of bullying and cheating in city schools indicates the need for a partially elected school board that answers to the public.

erica.green@baltsun.com

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