Skip to comments.School Reform Commission Votes To Save Four Schools, 23 To Close - [Phila.,PA]
Posted on 03/07/2013 8:19:54 PM PST by brityank
School Reform Commission Votes To Save Four Schools, 23 To CloseBy Chelsea Karnash
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) The School Reform Commission has voted to save four public schools from closure in Philadelphia.
The four schools are Roosevelt Middle School, Taylor Elementary, Pierce Elementary and Robeson High School.
Twenty-three other schools on the chopping block will close.
"This was a difficult vote, but it focused on our goal to provide safe, high-quality seats while being fiscally responsible," said Pedro Ramos, Chairman of the School Reform Commission, in a release from the district. "By not taking action now, we would continue the deterioration of our public schools to the point where they become obsolete to the children that we have sworn to serve."
(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...
There’s a list of the 23 schools in the story.
Heard on the radio that this will save them about $30Million, but they had to borrow $300Million to balance the budget? And the Union - that helped put the schools in the red - are complaining?
If Philadelphians used their own money to pay for their schools, that would be ok. But as it stands now, they receive a bulk of their revenue from state and federal funds.
The ONLY way to change city schools is to make people in the cities to pay for their children's education and stop treating it like some kind of entitlement. When they start paying for it, they might actually become educated.
I think we are learning that we can’t teach all. Let’s pull back, regroup, teach those that want to learn, those that are capable of learning. The world needs ditch diggers too as they say.
The teachers can’t teach anything anyways
The rest of the students who would have made some sort of difference in the enrollment are living either in the suburbs or have moved out of state.
this will be happening anyway as birth rates are declining.
Kids that can't or won't learn should be sent to work. If the kid grows into an adult that doesn't want to work for a living should lose their citizenship and be deported.
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Thanks brityank for the heads up
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