Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Tasted Good To Benjamin Franklin & The Other Signatories Of The Declaration Of Independence
March XXIXth, MMXII
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative Candidate, Edmonton-Castledowns
School closings aren't just going on in Alberta Tom. Take a look at the "City Of Brotherly Love", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are 50,000 plus more empty seats due to kids leaving the Philadelphia School District in the last X years. Many parents are abandoning public education in favour of charter schools b/c they feel that is where the future of education lies.
As many as IX schools are on the chopping block. Philly like Edmonton has to realize that consolidation & the selling off of infrastructure thats aging is a necessary evil. Sure more students will have to be bussed longer distances, but consolidating & sharing schools with the Catholic, charter, private, & other school types is the only way we'll wind up avoiding huge deficits like the one Philly has now, over $400 million USD.
Give The Philly Trustees Guidance In Their Decision Making Process,
Source: Www.Philly.Com.Philly/Education. C/o: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Reporter: Kristen A. Graham.