Philadelphia’s controversial school closures

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    GUESTS: BENJAMIN HEROLD, WILLIAM HITE JR., LORI SHORR

    We’ll respond to the school closures announced last night, and the politics and process that led the School District of Philadelphia to the extremely controversial management strategy. Joining guest-host MAIKEN SCOTT for the hour is BENJAMIN HEROLD, education reporter for WHYY’s NewsWorks and the Public School Notebook. And we’ll start off the hour with a short interview with School District of Philadelphia Superintendent WILLIAM HITE JR. and we’ll close the hour with an interview with LORI SHORR, Mayor Nutter’s chief education officer and director of the Office of the Public School Family and Child Advocate.

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