School Violence in Chicago Draws National Attention

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Last week, a horrifying cell phone video put the Chicago Public School system under a national spotlight. It captured dozens of teenagers in a street brawl using wooden beams as weapons. An innocent boy named Darrien Albert was brutally beaten to death. He is one of five teenagers who have been killed in Chicago this school year.

This morning, Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be having breakfast with Mayor Daley of Chicago to discuss the high levels of youth violence in the city. Linda Lutton, a reporter with WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, talks with us about school violence in Chicago.

Guests:

Linda Lutton

Produced by:

Alex Goldmark

Comments [1]

Ray Mathis

I offer to speak to students, teachers and parents for FREE. I taught health education for 33 years and was also certified in cognitive-behavioral therapy. I used my training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy to develop the ABC System of Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Self-Management and Self-Improvement. It teaches five vital life skills:

1)Having Unconditional Self-Acceptance (USA) and Unconditional Other
Acceptance (UOA)
2)Developing an Internal Locus of Control
3)Recognizing and correcting irrational thinking in themselves and others
4)A step-by-step approach to any potentially troublesome situation that allows someone to get into the best possible cognitive and emotional place to make the best possible choice for themselves and others
5)Truly effective Emotional Management

I would welcome the opportunity to help teachers and students combat violence and all the other problems they are faced with, in and out of the classroom.

Oct. 11 2009 01:01 PM

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