BCG focus of City Council hearing

On Monday, Nov. 26, City Council’s education committee is hosting a hearing on the Boston Consulting Group. Parents United for Public Education will be testifying at 1 p.m. The School District and others will begin testifying at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s office: benjamin.brock@phila.gov.Continue reading “BCG focus of City Council hearing”

Private dollars, public responsibilities: What you should know about the Boston Consulting Group

What would a Massachusetts-based multinational consulting firm want with the Philadelphia public schools? Since last February the Boston Consulting Group has wielded unprecedented influence over School District budgeting and structuring – and almost entirely out of the eye of the public.Continue reading “Private dollars, public responsibilities: What you should know about the Boston Consulting Group”

50+ schools and groups issue a parent vote of “NO Confidence”

Parents issued a vote of “No Confidence” in the District budget

Last spring 50+ parent associations and citywide parent organizations signed onto a “Vote of No Confidence”  in the School District’s FY13 budget. Read WHYY’s coverage of the vote and dramatic budget meeting. Read more about our Spring 2012 budget struggle.Continue reading “50+ schools and groups issue a parent vote of “NO Confidence””