Philly Claims Highest Proportion of Charter Students

As the city’s public education system continues to crumble, a new report indicates that Philly’s charter schools are going strong. Roughly 23 percent of the Philadelphia School District’s students, of which there are about 200,000, attend charter schools throughout the city. That’s 47,000 students, the highest proportion of charter school attendees in any major metro. Finally, we’re number one in something that’s not deplorable. [Notebook]