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ERIC Number: EJ1015744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
Time's Up: Applying Teacher Management Skills to Solving Philadelphia's Problems
Lax, Zach
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v10 n1 Sum 2013
Teachers are natural problem solvers, and they should be using this quality to their advantage when it comes to solving the systemic issues that plague Philadelphia's education system. Many of the articles in this issue have already gone into great detail about what is happening in Philadelphia. Torch Lytle has provided a summary of the recent reforms put forward at the local and state levels of government by various leaders of a wide variety of nonprofit institutions, political organizations, and private corporations. We are in crisis mode. Debating whether the motivations of special interests are about power, or money, or reproducing racial or economic inequities is no longer a productive use of time. If educators continue to have these debates, they will find themselves left behind with all the decisions made for them. Instead, they need to act. If they can find it within themselves to devise solutions a minute before the first bell rings, they should be able to work together and fight more effectively to save their schools. With that objective in mind, this article provides some suggestions for those looking for a way to get involved.
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A