The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

My girls keep me going. I don’t want them to go through what I went through. I don’t want to say perfect, because nothing’s perfect, but I just want them to just have like, a perfect little upbringing. You know what I mean? I’m not promised any day, but I try to make the best out of what I can, and teach them as much as I can teach them, and what they need to know, as far as living, life, bad things, good things, bad people, good people – I just try to do what’s right, what’s best for them. 

Public Education

All school-aged children living in the city of Philadelphia are required to attend public schools if they are not enrolled in private/charter schools.  The School District of Philadelphia faces the same challenges that many other public schools in urban centers struggle against – large class sizes, under-funding, and the co-occurring low student performance and violence.

Current Issue

Philadelphia's students and parents must brace for yet another transition in school leadership, with Superintendent Arlene Ackerman being forced out in August and several members for the School Reform Commission resigning in September 2011.

 

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