Mayor Nutter Starts “Listening Tour” for Schools

While City Hall contemplates funding decisions for 2014-15.

CBS Philly reports that Mayor Nutter has started a “listening tour” of Philly schools as City Hall contemplates how much to fund the district during the 2014-15 school year.

His visit to George Washington High School, on Bustleton Avenue in the Northeast, was the first of four around the district.

Mayor Nutter called the funding of education of students and their futures “an investment in the city.”

“It’s not that the schools need more money,” the mayor said.  “The students need more resources and the teachers need more materials.”

Nutter has at least three more school visits planned.