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

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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  1. Elyse says:

    I just don’t get it. How does a city who cries “poor,” who lays off all those teachers, and displaced others, pay anyone that kind of money and not feel guilty about the injustice. If she didn’t do her job, she shouldn’t get the pay. Let it play out in court. Make her wait, like every other company has to wait to get paid by the school district. Meanwhile, we suffer. Perhaps you want the teachers to never get an increase so you can pay people off. Make her do work at the district, and not allow her to be able to get another job in another state. No more bonuses, no more special services, just work on whatever it is she can be trusted working at. That money is from the taxpayers and for the children of Philadelphia. Imagine what you could do for them with this money? The President of the United States of America doesn’t receive that kind of salary. The people who make these decisions should also be ousted. I think it’s a disgrace.

  2. the sampler says:

    Think she knows something that none of the city council wants us to hear. Either that or she gives good head.

  3. YO ACTIVIST PAMELA !! says:

    YOU BEE A TAKER, NOT A GIVER. HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY IN TAXES TO THE
    CITY? IM THINKING YOU ARE A TAKER……AND A SCHILL FOR SISTA ARLENE
    FOR SURE. DOE SHE PAY YOU UNDER DA TABLE THEN ?

    WHAT NONSENSE. IGNORE THE FACTS , AND SHOUT, SHOUT AND SHOUT SOME MORE. USUALLY IT WORKS ON US WHITE FOLKS WHO RUN AND HIDE

    NOT DIS TIME SISTA PAM……MOVE TO THE FRONT OF THE BUS IF YOU WILL
    BUT DAT BUS NEEDS GAS TO GO, AND THE CITY RUN OUT OF GAS FOR SISTA ARLENE AND YOU ….SAYS HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE

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