6ABC Panel to Focus on Future of Philly Schools

Philly Mag cover story serves as centerpiece of discussion.

FebCover-14-400Philly Mag’s cover article offering proposals to fix the city’s school crisis will be the center of a live panel discussion at today on 6ABC.com.

Sarah Bloomquist, 6ABC anchor, will moderate the discussion, which will feature Patrick Kerkstra, author of the Philly Mag article. Other members of the panel will include Farah Jimenez, a new member of the School Reform Commission; Jerry Jordan of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers; Scott Gordon, CEO of Mastery Charter Schools; Gerald Wright of Parents United, as well as several other elected officials and activists.

Bloomquist will lead a discussion of Kerkstra’s proposed solutions, then shift into talk of what city, school district, parents, business leaders, lawmakers and the students themselves do to turn around more schools.

The discussion airs live at 4 p.m. on 6ABC.com. John Rawlins has more on the panel here.