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School Reform Commission OK’s $900K Buyout For Ex-Superintendent Ackerman

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Without comment, the School Reform Commission has unanimously okayed the 900-thousand dolalr buyout for ex-superintendent Arlene Ackerman.

Ackerman supporters booed the School Reform Commissioners from the moment they walked in. The panel voted 4-0 to approve the $905,000 agreement severance for Arlene Ackerman, but they made no public comment before, during or after the meeting on the buyout or on what warranted Ackerman’s removal. Her backers, though, said plenty — including activist Pamela Williams.

“As a citizen of the city of Philadelphia, I do not agree for my moneys to be used to buy her out and force her out of the superintendency of the city of Philadelphia.”

State representative Curtis Thomas called on the SRC to disclose the names of the donors who ponied-up $405,000 toward Ackerman’s buyout. But the commission remained silent.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio

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