Parent angry at Ackerman’s probable contract extension

    Barring notice by the School Reform Commission or Ackerman herself, the School District of Philadelphia superintendent will get an automatic one-year contract extension. If both parties remain silent by March 1, Ackerman will reign until June 2014.

    The SRC has declined to comment, and at least one parent finds this unacceptable.

    “The public deserves to know if the SRC intends to keep Ackerman for another three years, how the commission intends to assess her performance, and whether the terms of her contract make sense at this time,” Helen Gym wrote in a letter to the Public School Notebook.


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    Ackerman makes nearly as much as Mayor Michael Nutter an Gov. Tom Cobett combined. Nutter said the $100,000 bonus Ackerman is set to receive isn’t appropriate given the district’s and city’s deficits. Ya think?

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