Ackerman says she was pressured over charter deal, wants investigation made public

    Arlene Ackerman is opening up and she wants the city to do the same.

    The former School District of Philadelphia superintendent spoke to the Public School Notebook/NewsWorks about the closed-door meetings that resulted in a major change to the charter deal at Martin Luther King High School.


    Ackerman says she was pressured to choose Foundations Inc. over Mosaica, and was told her professional future would be jeopardized otherwise. This isn’t news to Mayor Michael Nutter. Ackerman reported the whole thing months ago when the charter deal went down.

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    But Ackerman wants the investigation details revealed, and says Chief Integrity Officer Joan Markman tells her Nutter has been in possession of the report since early summer.

    Feed the Feed: Should the report be public, or is it time to move on?

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