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“Persistently Dangerous”

The Curmudgeon didn’t exactly grow up in the ‘hood, but lest readers think he’s just another suburban softie, this news is just in:

The Philadelphia public high school The Curmudgeon attended, Abraham Lincoln, was recently cited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as one of two schools in the city – and entire state – to be declared “persistently dangerous.”

The ranking is based on the number of violent crimes reported at the school.

When a school in Pennsylvania is labeled persistently dangerous, parents have an automatic right, no questions asked, to arrange a transfer for their child to a safer school.

So before anyone gets any ideas about messin’ with The Curmudgeon…