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Philly schools scraping by on opening day

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/bwJYPz6v3WI by Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks

There are some "first day of school" jitters in Philadelphia, but it’s not the usual kind. This opening day is with far less support-staff.

South Philadelphia High School mother Tamara Brown says she worried about how her son will blend into a new high school, after his old one was closed over the summer.

"I’m very concerned about the many students in the class with one teacher, so I am very concerned about the fighting and having him learn and everything like that," said Brown. "I want him to have good grades and have a good education."

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