As promised, APPS researchers have completed the independent profiles of the first round of nominees chosen by the Education Nominating Panel. Mayor Kenney, in response to community protests about the possible conflicts of the nominees, and the dearth of educators on the first list, reconvened the Panel on Friday, March 16. APPS members Barbara Dowdall, Lynda Rubin and Lisa Haver testified, again decrying the lack of public deliberations and the ongoing violations of the PA Sunshine Act. The Panel voted to send eighteen more nominees to the Mayor. The Mayor has twenty days to choose nine of the forty-five submitted as his final choices.
We will be releasing our extended profiles on the additional candidates later this week.
Please review our first report, as important updates and links have been added.
Lisa Haver and Deb Grill