New report details disparities among public schools in Philadelphia

new report released today by Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners (a partner organization to PSP) uses newly released data to shed light on wide disparities in the performance of public schools in our city.
 
Among other findings, the report shows that despite serving similar student populations, some schools are three times more likely to prepare students to read and do math on grade level than others. In addition, only 0.7 percent of seniors – a mere 17 students – in the city’s lowest performing high schools are college-ready according to ACT and SAT scores.
 
And so, as Mark Gleason told the Daily News, we now have a choice: with our limited resources, do we continue propping up schools that have let students down year after year, or do we expand schools that are working to give more families a chance at something better?
 
As always, we welcome your feedback and support.
 
P.S. In case you missed it, be sure to check out PSP Board Member Janine Yass’ op-ed in the Inquirer, too.

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