Expert to Philadelphia schools: Listen to parents
October 31, 2013
An expert argues the Philadelphia public school system can get rid of charter schools entirely if officials listen to the reasons parents pull their children out of schools.
About 30,000 Philadelphia students are on waiting lists to attend public charter schools, in addition to the 50,000 already attending, according to the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.
Bob Fayfich, executive director of that group, said Philadelphia administrators need to make improvements to address parents’ concerns about poor academics and safety.
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