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Farah Jimenez talks school funding, teacher contracts, and appointment to SRC

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

by NewsWorks staff

When Pennsylvania’s Tom Corbett nominated Farah Jimenez to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission last month, she drew nearly universal praise.

Jimenez, the CEO of the People’s Emergency Center in West Philadelphia, was confirmed by the state Senate last week. The Republican has been lauded for her work with homeless women and children, a credential that advocates feel will translate well to the board overseeing Philadelphia schools.

Listen to a one-on-one interview with Farah Jimenez and WHYY’s education reporter Kevin McCorry using the audio player above.

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