This Is What I Think Of Arlene Ackerman

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From my freelance column in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer about the superintendent of Philadelphia public schools:

More than any state or federal funding cuts, such revelations grease the rails for the flight to the suburbs of families that can afford to leave but can’t afford private-school tuition. I get that kids in worse-off neighborhoods need more attention than mine. What I can’t deal with is the feeling that families like mine don’t even seem to register as existing in the minds of school leaders.

The Ackerman migration [Philly.com]

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