How did the Philly schools get into this budget mess?

On this week’s It’s Our Money podcast, we turn to former School District of Philadelphia CEO Phil Goldsmith to explain how the district wound up with a projected $430 million deficit. Goldsmith says the problem could have been avoided — if the district had been realistic about its financial future.

 

You can check out a column Phil recently wrote on this issue at It’s Our Money.

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