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””