Rendell mentioned as possible contender to head SRC

     Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell is shown speaking to a crowd gathered in front of the White House in October 2011. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)

    Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell is shown speaking to a crowd gathered in front of the White House in October 2011. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)

    A familiar name could be in contention to run the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. But that candidate doesn’t believe he will be asked to take on the job.

    Former Gov. Ed Rendell’s name has been put out as a potential successor to SRC head Pedro Ramos who resigned because of family reasons.

    Rendell, the former mayor of Philadelphia, told NBC-10 that he would consider the job.

    “I care very much about it. I don’t know if my travel schedule would make this realistic,” he said Wednesday. “Certainly if Gov. Corbett wanted to talk to me about it and Mayor Nutter, I would certainly discuss it with them.”

    Rendell, of East Falls, says the schools in Philadelphia are important to him.

    “I just don’t know if I could physically do it because I travel so much with all the things that I do,” he added.

    In the past, SRC board members have joined meetings via teleconference when they were unavailable to physically come to district headquarters.

    Corbett is expected to name a new head of the SRC next week.

     

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