Corbett announces nomination for Philadelphia School Reform Commission

    Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett has announced his nomination for Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission. Corbett has chosen lawyer Pedro Ramos to sit on the panel that oversees the School District of Philadelphia’s policy direction and evaluates academic achievement.

    I appreciate the magnitude of the challenges facing the District, the enormous potential of every child, and the anxieties and aspirations of parents and taxpayers,” Ramos said in a statement released by the governor’s office. ““I firmly believe that, working together, the SRC, the Commonwealth, and the City can make a real and positive difference.”


    Ramos, 46, attended and sent his children to Philadelphia’s public schools. He’s worked for the district’s Board of Education, and as the managing director for the City of Philadelphia.

    If approved by the Senate, Ramos will replace David Girard-DiCarlo, who resigned earlier this year and whose term expires in 2014.

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