A pro-charter group – started by Trump’s nominee for education secretary – has given millions to Pennsylvania lawmakers.
The District recommended non-renewal in April, but commissioners haven’t had enough votes to act. The situation shows their wide leeway in overseeing the schools.
Any decision to switch to local control for the District is not coming right away.
They may disagree on the best way to govern the School District, but they all see a need for more community involvement in decisions.
Tensions remain over fairness in funding. Privatization was not a silver bullet.
In some cities, parents have more clout.