Clearing the record
In the Notebook‘s Fall Guide, the article "High expectations for a turnaround at 13 schools" included the inaccurate statement: "All Renaissance Schools will have non-union teaching staff."
The statement should have read, "All charter-operated Renaissance Schools will have non-union teaching staff."
The District’s six Promise Academies are considered Renaissance Schools, but they operate within the School District and their teaching staff is still unionized and remains part of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ collective bargaining unit. That is not true of the seven Renaissance Schools now operated by charter management organizations, whose staff are no longer School District employees.