More South Philadelphia High News

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Caught this post up down via an alert and wanted to make sure and post it on up because it's good to see that after the fact (even though what happened should never have happened anyway) people are continuing to ask more questions.

A state panel has voted to investigate allegations of racial discrimination against immigrant students at South Philadelphia High, the second such independent probe.

The Pennsylvania Commission of Human Relations' inquiry could expand to examine bias against immigrants throughout the Philadelphia School District, said Stephen A. Glassman, chair of the commission.

The commission voted to open the probe on Monday night - after a private meeting with district officials and a public session where community members said students still felt targeted at the school. Work began on the case yesterday, commission officials said.

"We wanted to respond with immediacy to what we thought were really urgent pleas from the students and their advocates," Glassman said last night.
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