For Philly Edupreneurs, Time for Remedial Math Lessons

The Philadelphia School Partnership offers a gift that will keep on giving…

By Susan DeJarnattgift
Philadelphia still isn’t quite choicey enough for the choice choosers at the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP).  The PSP wants more charters so much that it has offered to pony up $25 million to cover the cost of 11,000 new *high performing seats.* No one—not even PSP—thinks the math works. But the real math problems are in the demographics of the charters whose expansion the PSP is proposing to underwrite. These *high quality* schools aren’t teaching the same kids that attend District schools, which means that granting them more seats will decimate the remaining District schools. This *gift* will keep on giving—till Philadelphia has no more public schools.

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