Ackerman’s Unemployment Claim Denied By Pa. Department Of Labor

By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There will be NO unemployment checks for Arlene Ackerman.

KYW Newsradio has confirmed that the state Labor Department has denied the former Philadelphia schools superintendent’s unemployment claim.

In an email to KYW Newsradio, Ackerman said, “Yes, it was denied. I got the letter more than three weeks ago. Though encouraged to do so, I decided not to appeal the decision. I am moving on and Philadelphia is a closed chapter in my life. I pray for the children of Philadelphia…..that is all that I can do now.”

Ackerman left the school district in August with a $905,000 buyout, and ignited a public outcry when she later filed for unemployment benefits.

The school district, as part of its separation agreement with Ackerman, agreed not to fight any unemployment claim she might file. The school district would have had to foot the bill for the $573 a week Ackerman would have collected.

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  • teacher

    Her lack of foresight has caused thousands their dream career! While she was negotiating for increase in her salary, she was asking teachers to take pay cuts. In salary alone, she makes almost ten times what a first year teacher makes

    The truth is Ackerman can say what she wants. Deep-rooted greed has mar all her workS. Thousand of teachers, hundreds of nurses, ten-thosands of students are still suffering because of her

  • Angry American

    That she received any buyout is incredulous. Running the district into a $629M hole that has now cost people their jobs and benefits? That are stripping schools to the bare pipes? Students are suffering from her actions and decisions. She can keep her prayers. She should’ve gotten jail time for what she did, not a $1M parting gift. People are cheering farewell, but we’ll be dealing with her aftermath for years.

  • Brenda L. Rivera

    Waking up to this ridiculous, greedy, disrespectful, ignorant, and lacking of common sense news! I can see why she was told to go!!! What an awful role model she is for all young African American women and women in general!

  • Dems trying to recruit voters

    It is sad to think she once had control of our schools. Who was the genius that
    brought her here in the first place? Ed Rendell. DEmocrats got to go.

  • ElmerFuddd

    Florida couldn’t have lower keys…….

  • JustMe

    How greedy can a person be? $573 is just a drop in the bucket compared to what she already has. I’m glad they denied her claim. Now watch her appeal it.

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