May 24 — 12:00 am, 2007

Regrets about Regional High School

To the editors:

As one of four former principals of the late Philadelphia Regional High School, I am still saddened by the District’s decision to terminate the program in 2005. The school served kids who needed a second chance to get back on track. Sophia, whom the Notebook wrote about (“Dropping out, coming back,” Spring 2007), would have found the flexibility she was looking for.

Unfortunately, when test scores and public posturing drive everything, more children are left behind.

Alan Liebowitz
The writer is a retired Philadelphia principal currently practicing education law and child advocacy.


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