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This Is What It Looks Like When A City Fights For Its Schools

It's pretty fashionable these days to pooh-pooh public schools. It seems like a wide swath of foundation dollars, corporate interests, and a big segment of both of our major political parties is pushing for a wholesale privatization of our education system. There's only one problem: Nobody seems to have asked for input from any of the students, teachers, or communities affected by these decisions. Instead of waiting around for that invitation, they've decided to take matters into their own hands. 

This Is What It Looks Like When A City Fights For Its Schools



A little necessary context:
1. The SRC is the School Reform Commission a five-member unelected panel that has run Philadelphia's schools since 2001.
2. Boston Consulting Group, mentioned at [00:54], is a management consulting group that has advised the SRC to close 37 public schools and open dozens of new charter schools.
3. If you're interested in a more detailed look at this issue, check out this article in The American Prospect.

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