The charter-school showdown continues.
The SRC has been forced to proceed with caution, as to not ignite the wrath of the public that sent Ackerman packing. But in light of the city’s dismal graduation rates, Nutter’s recent appointments to the SRC are “safe and not bold, and the decisions they will make will probably be that—safe,” Green says. “We need bold.”
The SRC needs leaders who can take the punches of the public and still carry out their mission. Ackerman embodied that, but her disconnected and sneaky personality made it too embattled for the community to accept her.
District officials warned last week that more closures could be coming, which means a charter takeover could be imminent.