Editorial: Parents Want More

Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer

07/07/2010 - City School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman would do well to consider the findings of a new study that questions the appeal of charter schools.


A recent survey conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that parents want more alternatives to failing city public schools than charters, which have seen tremendous growth in Philadelphia in the last 10 years.

The Pew findings offer valuable insight on how parents view traditional public, charter, and Catholic schools just as Ackerman is proceeding with her Imagine 2014 initiative, which turns some underperforming schools over to charter-school operators.

Read the full editorial Parents Want More on the Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site.

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