Arlene Ackerman’s Alleged Public Relations Campaign

City Paper sources say Ackerman used district officials to manage personal image

If we haven’t spent enough time this summer talking about Arlene Ackerman it appears we’re about to. City Paper has reported that two sources have informed them that the former superintendent used people employed by the District and taxpayer time and money to launch initiatives designed to massage her public image and quell some of the political unrest being thrown in her direction. The three staffers accused of working this alleged propaganda machine have since resigned, but were probably forced out. Ah, corruption rumors—they’re as much a part of Philadelphia as cheesesteaks or the Palestra. [City Paper]