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ERIC Number: EJ1015825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
Philadelphia School District Deconstruction--A Case Requiring Consideration
Lytle, James H.
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v10 n1 Sum 2013
This article presents the author's views about the school district deconstruction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He discusses his 30-year experience as a principal and central office administrator with the School District of Philadelphia and his involvement in the efforts to lead urban school reform in the country. He also describes the reform agenda of the School Reform Commission and the need for people to acknowledge that it is in their common interest to make equity and quality the cornerstones for educational reform, which can only happen if parents, students, and teachers band together to wrest control from the elites who are driving federal and state policy, and insist on schools they directly control. This, the author states, will require an Occupy Our Schools movement that has as its goals the reinvention of schooling as engaging, demanding, responsive, accessible, timely, and future-oriented.
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: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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