Philadelphia School District closes, students screwed

Our educational system continues to disintegrate.

Philadelphia will shut 40 schools next year and 6 per years after that until 2017 due to funding shortfalls and mismanagement. Their school district is shutting down. That’s right, shutting down.

Their Chief Recovery Officer says “There’s a redefinition, and we’ll get to that later.” Apparently the Education Fairy will sprinkle pixie dust upon the everyone. Then magic of the marketplace will allow public and private entities to compete to run schools in “achievement networks.” Yeah right. I am so sure that privatization hedge fund maggots will do just a stellar job at providing education. Their sole focus will be ROI and the lowest bidder will win. Children in public schools in Philadelphia can now forget about getting an education, if they can even find a school that is open.