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School Reform Commission Votes To Save Four Schools, 23 To Close - [Phila.,PA]
CBS-3 Philadelphia ^
| March 7, 2013 - 9:14pmET
| Chelsea Karnash
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 ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: nea; uniongoons
Saw that there were a bunch of NEA union activists arrested for trying to block the hearings.
posted on 03/07/2013 8:19:56 PM PST
To: P.O.E.; Kid Shelleen; South Hawthorne
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?
posted on 03/07/2013 8:25:13 PM PST
(The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
Shut down all of the schools in Philadelphia. All they do is graduate generation after generation of illiterates.
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.
posted on 03/07/2013 8:29:04 PM PST
(Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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.
posted on 03/07/2013 8:57:17 PM PST
(Someone important make......The Call!)
The teachers can’t teach anything anyways
posted on 03/07/2013 9:03:48 PM PST
The real reason why they have to shut down the schools is because future students were aborted.
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.
posted on 03/07/2013 9:15:54 PM PST
(Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
this will be happening anyway as birth rates are declining.
posted on 03/07/2013 9:25:05 PM PST
by Secret Agent Man
(I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
Right on. Universal, compulsory, government controlled education is a failed experiment. Academic and trade schools should be available to anyone who wants to learn, paid for by scholarships financed by private donations. Without crushing taxes to pay for the blackhole of state run education people would have plenty of money to make donations.
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.
posted on 03/08/2013 6:28:04 AM PST
by Count of Monte Fisto
(Republicans are to the Democrats as the Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters)
To: brityank; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ...
If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.
Thanks brityank for the heads up
posted on 03/08/2013 1:35:47 PM PST
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