This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
The future of the School Reform Commission has caused great debate. In fact, many education advocates, parents, and others are asking whether it’s time to dissolve the five-member appointed panel, perhaps in favor of an elected school board and more local control. The big question has become: Who should run Philadelphia’s schools?
SRC Commissioner Bill Green and City Councilwoman-at-large Helen Gym debated the pros and cons of the SRC, its future, and other models of school governance today on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. If you missed the live broadcast today at 10 a.m., you can still listen to the audio online, which will be available at 1 p.m.