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With Ramos At The Helm, Philadelphia’s SRC Becomes More Accessible

Philadelphia (CBS) – After a summer that saw accusations of back-room deals, the new-look panel running Philadelphia schools is making an effort to engage the public.

The School Reform Commission (SRC) typically gives pre-registered members of the public an opportunity to speak at the end of its meetings. But at Wednesday’s meeting, new SRC chair Pedro Ramos allowed the public to join in questioning, during staff presentations.

The move surprised retired teacher Lisa Haver.

“Thank you for taking questions from the audience, because I’ve been coming to these things for a long time. And this has never happened before.”

The SRC has also sent a signed letter to parents, inviting them to the series of meetings on schools facilities and closings. And, Ramos says the SRC is also planning to move its monthly 2 p.m. voting meetings to later in the day, so that parents will be able to come after work.

Reported By Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio

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  1. ONLY 3 COMMENTS HERE ? says:

    OF COURSE THIS COMMENT IS AWAITING MODERATON. HEHEHEHHEHE
    STILL IM SAYING NICE THINGS. WAZ UP WITH DAT HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE ??

    AS TO HIS DEFENDING KILLERS, THAT WAS HIS JOB, HE DID IT WELL.
    CAN WE SAY THE SAME FOR SISTA ARELENES REGIME ?
    IM SURE HE WILL BE WATCHED CLOSELY, BY… YOU KNOW WHOS.
    NAME SANE ?

  2. Miguel Ramos says:

    This is the saame guy who represented the young lords- a Puerto Rican killer gang which preyed on Cuban owned businesses in the 60’s and 70’s. He defended the gand which held up, extorted and killed anyone they were jealous of, namely, the Cubans. The Cubans finally left and let the storefronts empty for the stupidity of these gangs.which Ramos defended. He is a creep and a slimeball.

  3. DEAR PHILLY COMMENT says:

    CHANGE IS GOOD, ANY CHANGE, ESPECIALLY GETTING RID OF SISTA ARLENE
    AT THE HELM. THE WORST MR RAMOS CAN DO IS HIRE HISPANICS CORRECT?

    WaZ UP Y’ALL NAME SANE, SAYS HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE

    THIS COMMENT OF COURSE IS AWAITING MODERATION. ROCK ON

  4. Philly says:

    I’m confused, isn’t this the same guy who ran it into the ground years back ?

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