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Media Roundtable: The Effects Of Violence On Learning In Duval Schools

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This week Circuit Judge Henry Davis wrote a letter to the Florida Times-Union opinion page saying that Duval County Public Schools are unnecessarily violent and a less than ideal learning environment.

Davis said the district is unable to adequately prevent school-related violence, evidence for which he sees regularly in his courtroom. 

DCPS Superintendent Nikolai Vitti strongly disagrees, saying the district has made many changes to improve safety and has also formed a task force on the issue.

Joining us on our regular Friday media roundtable to discuss this and other stories are our panel of local journalists:

Additional topics include developments in the Marissa Alexander case and the formation of the Jacksonville Juvenile Justice Coalition.
You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.