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(Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, before she was let go earlier this year.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Turmoil In The Schools

It’s been ten years since the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took control of the Philadelphia school system, but even those who initially supported the state takeover acknowledge a seemingly neverending torrent of problems.

11/04/2011

(L-R, at an August SRC meeting:  schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, SRC chair Robert Archie, SRC member Johnny Irizarry, and an SRC attorney.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Mayor’s Appointees Quit Philadelphia School Reform Commission

The head of Philadelphia’s embattled School Reform Commission — attorney Robert Archie — has resigned, along with member Johnny Irizarry, and now it is up to Mayor Nutter to fill those seats.

09/19/2011

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Mayor Nutter Says It’s Time To Move On From Ackerman

Mayor Nutter says it’s time to look ahead, now that the Arlene Ackerman buyout drama is over.

09/09/2011

Stigall Show Log 9.8.11

Chris reviews last night’s Republican Debate, has the new details of Superintendant Arlene Ackerman’s buyout, and insight on Phillies Outfielder John Mayberry Jr’s dating habits.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/08/2011

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Back To School: Replacing Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

The rainy weather didn’t put a damper on attitudes about the first day back to school.

09/06/2011

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Ackerman’s Criticism Of School Officials May Cost Her

Now that she’s officially unemployed, former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman is on the offensive. In interviews, she’s blaming her departure on politicians and some school district officials. The comments may be jeopardizing her generous buy-out.

08/26/2011

Stigall Show Log 8.25.11

Chris speaks with a local activist lawyer who says Arlene Ackerman was fired for racism, to Deborah Norville about earthquakes and hurricanes. Plus Camden is paying students $100 to show up, and the ‘Hot Sauce Mom’ has been convicted of child abuse.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/25/2011

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

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

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

08/24/2011

(Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Pennsylvania Fiscal Watchdog Will Audit Ackerman Buyout

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner says in addition to the issue of whether the buyouts are appropriate, there is the issue of public disclosure – or the lack thereof.

08/24/2011

Arlene Ackerman, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

SRC Expected To Vote Today To Approve Ackerman Buyout

The School Reform Commission votes today on the half-million dollars in public money being put toward Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s $905,000 buyout.

08/24/2011

(Mayor Michael Nutter, ousted schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.  File photos)

Nutter Sees No Conflict In Anonymous Donations Made To Buy Out Ackerman

The fact that anonymous, private donations paid for nearly half of Arlene Ackerman’s $900,000 buyout is raising questions.

08/23/2011

Stigall Show Log 8.23.11

Chris reacts to Arlene Ackerman’s buyout money and speaks to Jeff Gammage; gets updated on Libya by Mike Lyons and PA State Rep Mike Truitt has some ideas about curbing spending on State funded pensions.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/23/2011

Arlene Ackerman, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Arlene Ackerman Gets $905,000 Buyout As Philadelphia Schools Chief

The School Reform Commission issued a statement that Ackerman will be paid $905,000, the amount due on the remainder of her contract.

08/22/2011

(Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Mayor Nutter Agrees: It Was Time For Ackerman To Go

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter is backing the decision to remove Arlene Ackerman as schools superintendent, and he is glad the taxpayers’ portion of the buyout was limited to half a million dollars.

08/22/2011

(PFT president Jerry Jordan, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

With Ackerman’s Departure, Sighs Of Relief From Many Quarters

PFT president Jerry Jordan admits he won’t miss her.

08/22/2011

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