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School Boards, Elections, and Philadelphia’s Utterly Failed Democracy

Maybe democracy in Philadelphia isn’t working so well. That’s not a novel observation, I realize, but it takes on new urgency with the growing campaign […]

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Hughes: Let Governor Abolish SRC

State Sen. Vincent Hughes is pushing a bill in Harrisburg that would give the governor the power to dissolve the School Reform Commission. Under current […]

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9 Instagrams From the #StudentsforTeachers Protest

Loading View on Instagram This morning, some students at several Philadelphia public high schools went on strike to protest the cancellation of the teachers union […]

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SRC Unilaterally Cancels PFT Contract (With Updates)

See below for updates: The Inquirer reports that the School Reform Commission today unilaterally canceled its contract with the 15,000-member Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

City Life

Are We Really Ready to Boot the SRC?

So the folks who want a public vote on dissolving the School Reform Commission are one step closer to their goal. (Though as the Inquirer […]

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Morning Headlines: SRC to Sell 11 Schools for $2 Million Net

The School Reform Commission approving the sale of 11 Philadelphia schools is big news this morning, punctuated with some pretty big numbers. The Daily News’s […]

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Teachers, Activists Aim to Dissolve SRC

KYW Radio reports that the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and its allies are seeking a November ballot question that would dissolve the School Resource Commission. […]

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Green Gets Raucous Crowd at First SRC Meeting

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!” […]

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Bill Green Will Get Protested at His First SRC Meeting

Why anyone would sacrifice his cushy half-councilman/half-lawyer gig and toss away mayoral ambitions to take a position that would get him publicly yelled at on […]

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Interview: Can Bill Green Fix Philly’s Schools?

Councilman Bill Green has long been known for his heterodox ways: While other pols rely on glad-handing to make their way, Green spent his time […]

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“Growing Call” to Abolish School Reform Commission

At The Notebook, blogger Ron Whitehorne examines the possibility of abolishing the School Reform Commission that oversees Philly schools: With the SRC’s legitimacy at a […]

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Bill Green Will Lead School Reform Commission

Breaking: tomorrow, Gov. Corbett will name Bill Green SRC chair, Farah Jiminez SRC member. #PHLed #inq — Kristen Graham (@newskag) January 17, 2014   Councilman […]

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Rendell Would Consider Leading School Reform Commission

Yesterday, state rep. Mark Cohen sent a letter to the mayor and the governor asking that Ed Rendell be considered to replace Pedro Ramos as […]

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Schoolmageddon ’13: Wall Street Journal Attacks Guess Who

The Wall Street Journal (paywalled) has an editorial out that criticizes the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers for refusing to acquiesce to the reforms Gov. Corbett has […]

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Schoolmageddon ’13: Nutter Wages YouTube Counterattack

First came the new ad from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, claiming Michael Nutter and Tom Corbett were in kahoots, conspiring together to cut school […]