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What Philadelphia parents think of and want from their children’s schools

June 30, 2010

Hour 1


Over the last decade, options for Philadelphia public school students have expanded dramatically.  With the introduction of charter schools, which have replaced Catholic schools as the leading alternative to traditional public schools, and the expansion of special admissions schools, parents have a dizzying array of choices.  The Pew Foundation Philadelphia Research Initiative has released a survey detailing what parents are looking for in public education – more choices and a safe environment in which children can learn.  We’re joined by LARRY EICHEL of Pew’s Philadelphia Research Initiative and DALE MEZZACAPPA who writes for the Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

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