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Tom Corbutt RUNS OUT OF PHILLY With Tail Between His Legs
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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/cityh....html?&c=n

Angry parents/teachers over the collapse of the State-run School District of Philadelphia is who One Term Tom is blaming this on:

Quote:Gov. Corbett originally planned to spend the morning presenting educational achievement awards at Central High School - his first visit to a traditional Philadelphia public school since taking office.

But a large protest over education cuts during his administration caused him to divert his plans.

Corbett, speaking to reporters at the Bellevue in Center City, said he was "saddened and disappointed" he couldn't go to Central.

"Today wasn't supposed to be about politics, it wasn't supposed to be about contracts, it wasn't supposed to be about negotiations. It was supposed to be about the students," Corbett said. "I decided not to engage in the theatrics that have been designed by adults."
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Money won't fix Philly schools. Broken families, lack of role models, absentee parents, violence and crime and a city with a broken economy.
You could bring in excavators with their buckets full of many and it wouldn't change a thing.

There was no point in heading to the school to subjected to a bunch of whining union members.
Take this trouble for me: Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim ~ Max von Stephanitz

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Another of Obama's Dream Cities!
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Exbiker;131860 Wrote:Money won't fix Philly schools. Broken families, lack of role models, absentee parents, violence and crime and a city with a broken economy.
You could bring in excavators with their buckets full of many and it wouldn't change a thing.

There was no point in heading to the school to subjected to a bunch of whining union members.

That may be all well and good, but Harrisburg controls/owns/runs the schools here, not the City of Philadelphia. We have no elected school board. Our local pols don't own any of the decisions the SRC makes or the superintendent of the SDP. The mayor nominates suggestions for board replacements, but they have to be confirmed and it's only for 2 seats. Feh.

Part of that presser was to announce Corbutt's new appointee to the SRC.



The name of the game these days is closing down as much of the public school system as possible and replacing it with Corporate charter schools where political hacks can make money submitting fat expense reports. So even if the unions go away, the cost doesn't. Just living someone else's pockets.
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#5
Any reason they still have schools open that have a less than 75% graduation rate?
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spblademaker;131864 Wrote:Any reason they still have schools open that have a less than 75% graduation rate?

23 schools were closed last year. Predicted that about 17-18 more will close after this school year is over.
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Exbiker;131860 Wrote:Money won't fix Philly schools. Broken families, lack of role models, absentee parents, violence and crime and a city with a broken economy.
You could bring in excavators with their buckets full of many and it wouldn't change a thing.

There was no point in heading to the school to subjected to a bunch of whining union members.

Pretty much sums it up.
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#8
Only to be followed up by a school shooting at an Olney charter school as the guv leaves town.

/sigh
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ArcticSplash;131928 Wrote:Only to be followed up by a school shooting at an Olney charter school as the guv leaves town.

/sigh

How is this Corbett's fault?
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#10
Fixing Philly schools is like forcing a crackhead to come clean. Until the parents become invested, the neighborhoods get unfriendly to crime, police clean up, parents become parents instead of incubators and city grows a healthier economy it won't happen.
You can't fix a crackhead until they want it and become 100% invested in their own recovery.
Money has nothing to do with it.
Take this trouble for me: Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim ~ Max von Stephanitz

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