Ballot Talks: advice for the next mayor – education


Guests: William Wade, Kate Shaw, Shereda Cromwell, Christine Carlson

On this week’s edition of Ballot Talks, we take a look at the continuing school crisis in Philadelphia and ask a panel of guests what advice they’d give the next mayor on fixing the city schools? Poor performance, massive budget deficits, large teacher and staff layoffs, school closures, and the funding tension between the district’s public schools and charters have plagued Philadelphia in recent years. Our guests weigh in on the problems, potential solutions, and where the next mayor should put his or her attention. Marty talks with WILLIAM WADE, principal of the Promise Academy at Martin Luther King High School, KATE SHAW, executive Director of Research for Action, and CHRISTINE CARLSON, founder of the Greater Center City Neighborhood Schools Coalition

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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