Philly public school teachers need to suck it up
Samuel S. Fels High School music teachers Barry Huber and Douglas Payne came of age in two very different educational environments.
— Editor’s Note: In this second of two parts, the Northeast Times examines programs and initiatives at Samuel Fels High School that have helped reduce the frequency of serious student misconduct while improving attendance, truancy rates and standardized test scores.
— So you think Fels High School is a haven for violence and troublemakers? Not anymore. Just ask the students, the principal, the local police commander and others who are in the know.
Four Northeast Philly schools are on a federally mandated ‘persistently dangerous’ list, but school administrators say the situation’s not as bad as it looks.