It was great to see Septa police on the El every afternoon last week now that the out-of-control public school kids are back. I hope this will continue.
The public schools should seriously teach a class in every middle and high school on how to behave in public. The Kensington CAPA, Mariana Brachetti Academy, Cornell and Mastbaum are the worst--yelling, cursing, smacking each other around and moving from car to car while the train is moving. In stark contrast, the kids from Bodine, Roman and Hallahan are so well-behaved. They sit and just talk or read or play games on their cell phones. Some of them even do their homework. The Roman boys routinely give up their seats to senior citizens when the El is crowded.