Schools require both funding and accountability
Written by Solomon Jones on May 26, 2015
AS THE PARENT of a Philadelphia School District student, and a graduate of our school system, it grieves me to see the state of education in our city.
Classrooms that are perpetually in need of basic supplies, teachers who are demonized as they pay for their own materials, administrators who don’t provide adequate support and too many politicians pointing fingers.
All this as the schools face an $85 million deficit, and students become unwitting pawns in a game that no one wins.
That was the backdrop for Tuesday’s hearing in which School Superintendent Dr. William Hite will present the school district’s budget to City Council. There will be tough questions and blunt answers. Then Dr. Hite will call on City Council to support our children, knowing that they can’t refuse.
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