Guests: Bill Green, Helen Gym
Fifteen years ago, the state took over Philadelphia schools and created the School Reform Commission. Recently, two members of the SRC resigned, and a third member’s term expires soon. The future of the SRC has caused debate. Who should run Philadelphia schools? Some advocates want an elected school board and more local control, others envision school governance controlled by the mayor. And the SRC has its supporters. Are there other solutions to consider? In this hour, SRC commissioner BILL GREEN and Councilwoman-at-large HELEN GYM debate the pros and cons of the SRC, its future, and other models of school governance.