“(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.
A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts says Philadelphians are ‘wary’ about the city’s new “AVI” property tax system.
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.
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.
A Pew study of the Free Library of Philadelphia found it’s struggling to cope with changing needs and declining funding.
Poll director Larry Eichel doesn’t see those findings — a desire to lower taxes and yet preserve services — as contradictory.
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.
Philadelphia seems to be moving in the right direction on several key indicators, according to a “State of the City” report released yesterday.
One survey that keeps its finger on the pulse of Philadelphia’s attitude sees a “downward drift” in the way residents view the city.