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Ramos resignation letter cites 'difficult' but important operational reforms

By thenotebook on Oct 24, 2013 05:41 PM

Pedro Ramos resigned from the School Reform Commission and his position as chair this week for personal reasons. The letter he sent to Gov. Corbett talks of operational reforms that were made under his watch while the District dealt with deep fiscal challenges.

Although he uses careful language to describe the response of the state and city to the District's request for additional funds, he blames the recession, and not political decisions, for the District's financial woes.  

In the letter, Ramos tells Corbett that "financial support" is necessary, along with "a system and a culture of adult accountability," in order to deliver on the promise of a ''safe, high-quality seat for every child." 

"I remain optimistic that all our leaders will continue to work together for the benefit of all the Commonwealth's children, including Philadelphia's children," Ramos wrote.

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Submitted by PFTeacher (not verified) on October 25, 2013 5:35 am
I don't know much about economics, but blaming "the recession" when the governor withheld hundreds of millions of dollars from the PSD and redirected it to his pet prison project doesn't fly. He also has contribted nothing to any real responsibility assumption, since it's 440 that needs to be reigned in,not teachers and principals.

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