From The Blog
by Jessica Hickernell
On Monday, the School District of Philadelphia’s superintendent announced that two of the cities lowest performing schools would be turned over to charter operators as part of the district’s Renaissance program, in an effort to boost student achievement. Dr. Hite’s announcement also included a disappointing move to take a Renaissance conversion off the table for a third school, Wister Elementary, that had originally been a part of next year’s transformation. Despite Wister’s abysmal student achievement scores, Dr.
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One of my core beliefs is that all children deserve the right to an excellent education and that with the right policies and practices in place, achievement-gap busting schools in low-income communities can become the rule and not the exception. I'm a supporter of PennCAN because they are fighting every day to make that vision a reality.Tre JohnsonFeb 11 2013
As a mother of two young boys and a former public school teacher, I believe that the quality of education my children receive should not depend on our zip code. I support the work that PennCAN is doing in Pennsylvania, and am excited that they are building the necessary support on both ends of the political spectrum to advocate for all of Pennsylvania’s children.Abby SmithFeb 11 2013