Larry Eichel

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Survey: Philadelphians Want Public School System Fixed, Not Circumvented

“(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and … they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board,” says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Pew Report: Philadelphians Wary About City’s New Property Tax System

A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts says Philadelphians are ‘wary’ about the city’s new “AVI” property tax system.


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New Poll Finds More Philadelphians Down On City, Down On Nutter

The new public opinion poll finds that a growing number of Philadelphians are pessimistic about the city’s prospects, and a growing number disapprove of Mayor Nutter’s job performance.


(Students perform a science experiment at Hill Freedom Middle School.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Public Opinion of Philadelphia Schools at 5-Year Low, Survey Finds

The new poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts reports that only 18 percent of respondents think Philadelphia schools are going a “good” or “excellent” job.



New Study Finds Free Library Of Philadelphia Struggling To Keep Pace With The Times

A Pew study of the Free Library of Philadelphia found it’s struggling to cope with changing needs and declining funding.


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New Poll Says Philadelphians Concerned About Tax Hikes Yet Eager For Services

Poll director Larry Eichel doesn’t see those findings — a desire to lower taxes and yet preserve services — as contradictory.


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Opinion Survey Gives Mayor Nutter High Marks, Except in Fighting Crime

The poll by the research arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts is the fourth annual survey of city residents’ outlook on the present and future state of the city.


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The ‘State Of The City’ Is Improving, Report Says

Philadelphia seems to be moving in the right direction on several key indicators, according to a “State of the City” report released yesterday.



Philadelphians, In New Survey, On A Bit Of A Downer About Philadelphia

One survey that keeps its finger on the pulse of Philadelphia’s attitude sees a “downward drift” in the way residents view the city.