School Reform Commission Chairman Robert Archie has had difficulty staying firmly on the sidelines during recent decisions to award controversial multimillion-dollar charter contracts to organizations with which he has acknowledged ties.
Archie caused murmurs in the audience at last week’s public SRC meeting when he openly championed Universal Companies just minutes before a critical vote to award the organization two charters potentially worth $45 million over five years. Archie’s deep ties to Universal led him to abstain from voting, but did not stop him from extensively touting the organization’s accomplishments.
Tue. May 3. Summer Opportunities Fair. 4:30 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Atrium, 440 N. Broad St. This event will feature information on summer camps, internships, summer enrichment programs, and volunteer opportunities for youth this summer. For information, call 215-400-4000.