by Dale Mezzacappa
David Girard diCarlo, one of the two newest members of the School Reform Commission, said in a recent interview that he believes the state does not spend enough money on education nor contribute enough to the Philadelphia School District.
That position may not seem unusual for a member of the District’s governing body. But Girard-diCarlo is a prominent Republican lawyer and fundraiser. And the default position of the state’s Republican leaders for at least 15 years has been that the city schools drain resources and waste much of the money they do receive from Harrisburg.
Tue. Jan. 5. Student Religious Involvement Council (SRIC). 4:30-5:30 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. This student-based initiative consists of representatives from different high schools who would like to establish bible clubs, gospel choirs, and religious activities in the city’s high schools. For information, call 215-400-7272.