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Listen to the audio of our Dec. 8, 2016 public forum on the future of school district governance, "Who should run Philadelphia's schools?" 

To download Dr. Kenneth Wong's forum presentation on various school governance models and how they effect student performance, click here.

Should it stay or go?

Some say it's time to abolish the controversial School Reform Commission and switch to local control.

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Former SRC members offer their views

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Setting up the SRC did not solve city’s clash with state

Tensions remain over fairness in funding. Privatization was not a silver bullet.

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SRC’s deadlock leaves 4 charters in limbo

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.

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Parent activists don’t feel respected by the SRC

They may disagree on the best way to govern the School District, but they all see a need for more community involvement in decisions.

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Charter Schools Office steps up its role

With a new leader and more staff, it has added annual evaluations for each school to its duties.

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