Green Gets Raucous Crowd at First SRC Meeting

Bill Green’s honeymoon is over on the School Reform Commission.

As expected, Bill Green’s first meeting was a grand display of all the pugnacious activism that Philly can muster, with protesters chanting “Save Our Schools!” and hollering as Supt. William Hite tried to lay out his agenda for the coming year. “I want to save our schools that’s why I’m here. I agree completely.  We may not agree on the means but we certainly agree on the end,” Green said. Green and Hite have said they may impose new work rules on the teachers union to begin repairs to the district. (CBS Philly) 

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  • Will

    How does $320M needed, less $150M committed, leave the SRC $80M short….doesn’t that calculate to $170M short….reporter must have missed math class a few times…

  • J.Oz

    As usual, the student cuts to the ROOT CAUSE of the issues: “You don’t know how it is. Come to my school. You will see us trying to get an education and students trying to prevent that.”

    Job One (1) is to separate the KIDS “trying to get an education” from the KIDS that are “trying to prevent that”. The faculty and local admins should make the decisions.

    I’d expect the latter group to be small in comparison to the former.

    The District should then follow a REFORM SCHOOL model to help the latter – designated schools with specialized programs, faculty, and admin to deal with that population (see St. Gabriel’s Hall for the education/business model).