Biggest unreported story of the week: closure of 64 Philadelphia public schools, handed over to private interests to run (charter management organizations & other entities). Parent leader Helen Gym describes the outrage perpetrated by the SRC, Philadelphia's public school governing board.
Commentary: You're not speaking to me, Mr. Knudsen | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
I am the mother of three children in District and charter schools in this city. I have been actively involved in stopping good schools from decline and helping low-performing, violent schools turn around. I believe in the essential role that a high-quality public school system plays and have fought …