The Philadelphia School Partnership was founded with a mission “to accelerate” the pace of education reform in Philadelphia and to raise $100 million to wield its agenda. So why has PSP in its short tenure here become such a polarizing institution? Hmm . . could it be the fact that they: Have prominent voucher advocates onContinue reading “When Ed Reformers speak: “Schools shouldn’t have a right to exist””
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“Dump the losers”: Where do District and City leaders really stand?
How shocked should we be really? On Friday, Philadelphia School Partnership’s Mark Gleason embraced a stunningly blunt description of the District’s “portfolio model” at a session of the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting. Gleason was attempting to explain why the portfolio model depends on school closings in a system where multiple operators run schools.Continue reading ““Dump the losers”: Where do District and City leaders really stand?”
Ethics Board responds to Parents United lobbying complaint
[Updated] If it walks like lobbying and talks like lobbying, is it lobbying? That’s the question Parents United for Public Education and our partners asked a year ago to the City Ethics Board regarding an independent contract between the William Penn Foundation and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to re-make Philadelphia’s public schools. Our complaintContinue reading “Ethics Board responds to Parents United lobbying complaint”