Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission meets Thursday for the first time since the new school year began.
The five-member group — with a majority appointed by the governor — has overseen the city’s traditional public schools and charter schools since 2001. Some see the state control as a way of addressing financial and academic problems to be a solution past its prime.
Prior to last month’s SRC meeting, there was talk about whether the commission would discuss its own dissolution. Advocates for that want a return to city control of the district. There was no such discussion last month … and probably won’t be tonight either.
WHYY’s Avi Wolfman-Arent covers education, and he sat down to talk with Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn about what the SRC will cover Thursday — and in the months ahead.