Maurice Boston, a freshman at Ben Franklin H.S., shows his support at a packed meeting discussing the closures of Ben Franklin and Science Leadership Academy high schools because of asbestos remediation at the school district building Monday morning. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
Asbestos that closed Philly high schools exposed deep rifts

Why construction delays and the discovery of asbestos exposed parents’ anxieties about the safety of Philly’s schools.

Asbestos that closed Philly high schools exposed deep rifts
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