A conversation with Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite

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    Guest: William R. Hite

    It’s been an interesting few weeks for the School District of Philadelphia. First, a contentious vote by the School Reform Commission on the expansion of charter schools followed by an abrupt change in the Commission’s leadership. Then, a proposal by newly-elected Governor Tom Wolf to provide the District with $159 million and another by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to help the schools by raising property taxes by 9.2 percent. And finally, last week Superintendent William Hite released his “Action Plan 3.0,” a blueprint for the reorganization and redesign of the district. In this hour of Radio Times Marty sits down for a conversation with Dr. Hite about all these issues and others.

    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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