Articles about the growing charter school sector in Philadelphia and the political debates about charters.
The School Reform Commission is due to consider the policy Thursday. Several dozen charter advocates rallied outside District headquarters to protest, citing overreach and a lack of collaboration.
As Philadelphia prepares for its new school board, charter leaders are angling for independence from the District and pushing for friendly board members.
They are seeking to influence who is chosen for the Board of Education and to get Council support in disputes with District regulations.
Charters as a whole aren't outperforming traditional schools, the nonprofit group's report concludes.
After pleas from parents, teachers, and students, the vote was 4-1. The board also voted 5-0 to close Khepera.