Crisis Means Reform Opportunity

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Philadelphia Inquirer

May 4, 12:00 AM

Crisis opens a window to school reforms

In short, they want to blow the district up. They'll do it by closing public schools en masse, enrolling about 40 percent of all students in charters by 2017, and busting the district up into 20 to 30 networks, which would operate largely independently and be run by an assortment of nonprofits, charter operators, and former principals and teachers. And what fiscal savings can the district expect from this unprecedented reorganization? Approximately nothing.

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