philadelphia school board charter authorization

Philadelphia’s school board needs to get out of charter authorizing

Originally published at Broad + Liberty

The Philadelphia school board is the sole authorizer of the city’s charter schools — and its record doesn’t look good.

Just days before the start of this school year, hundreds of Philadelphia parents and students found out that there would be no school to return to. In a last-minute meeting, the Philadelphia school board decided in a 7–2 vote to immediately close Daroff Charter School and delay the closure of Bluford Charter School until the end of the year. Blindsided parents had just a weekend to find a new school, enroll their kids, and plan transportation.

Sound familiar?

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