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Still No Deal In Place Between PFT, School District

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan says some steps have been taken in the right direction, but not enough to get a deal done.


(National Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, far right, tours the Andrew Jackson School in South Philadelphia, accompanied by, from left, school principal Lisa Kaplan, Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Teachers’ Union National Leader Visits Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s teachers’ union got some national help to make their argument that schools can improve without the wholesale closings and charter takeovers that have been proposed.


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Declining School Enrollments

Philadelphia is cited in articles about the national trend in declining school populations and its effects. Detroit and Cleveland are in similar situations.


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What Numbers Say – Or Don’t Say – About Teachers

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers writes a revealing article in The New York Times, “Education by the Numbers.”