What do you want from the next Philadelphia school superintendent?

    The School Reform Commission has narrowed the field to two candidates for superintendent of Philadelphia schools. The two men are in town for a series of public forums. What expectations do you have for Arlene Ackerman’s replacement?

    The School Reform Commission has narrowed the field to two candidates for superintendent of Philadelphia schools. The two men are in town for a series of public forums.

    One of them will be the replacement for Arlene Ackerman, who spent a few, shall we say, difficult years in Philly before resigning last year with a $900k contract buyout.

    What expectations do you have for the newsuperintendent? Tell us in the comments below.

    It is a very high-profile position to step into. Whoever wins out is bound to be the subject of intense public scrutiny.

    The two candidates are Pedro Martinez, the deputy superintendent in Clark County, Nevada (311,000 students), and William Hite, the superintendent in Prince George’s County, Maryland (135,000 students).

    Philadelphians will have the chance to meet and ask questions of Martinez and Hite at district headquarters, 440 N. Broad Street, Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

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