Unfortunately, the mayor seems to have drawn the wrong lesson: there aren’t going to be any forums like last year. The public is decidedly not invited to weigh in, and that has caught the attention, and undoubtedly the ire, of the Coalition for Essential Services. (In the interest of full disclosure, I was a member of this group until mid-summer 2009).
Am I the only one who smells something stinky about the School District’s “Renaissance Plan,” which marks poorly-performing public schools for takeover by for-profit and non-profit educational management organizations?
There are lessons for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in the Massachusetts election of Scott Brown, if only state leaders would open their eyes. The way I see it, Keystone State Democrats are heading for a whopper of a defeat.
Ed Rendell's cozy relationship with a Foxwoods lawyer is no surprise, but if you think sweetheart deals suck now, wait til you see what happens now that the Supreme Court has struck down laws banning corporate spending on elections.
Thousands of students poured off SEPTA buses and emerged from the Spring Garden stop on the Broad Street Line today to rally at the School District Building in Philadelphia. They were there to protest the ongoing school district budget cuts and to put pressure on both the Philadelphia government and the state government to fund [...]
Philadelphia students, organized by the Philadelphia Student Union, Youth United for Change and other youth and adult-led groups, are walking out of their schools at noon today to protest budget cuts to the school district. “Schools are going to be operating on a bare bones budget that would call for, basically, the removal of all programs [...]