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Philadelphia’s school board is failing children with its lack of charter school oversight | Opinion
The following commentary was written by APPS co-founder Lisa Haver and published by Billy Penn on September 19, 2022
Students and families at two Philadelphia schools thrown into chaos just before the academic year have yet to hear those who could have prevented it take any responsibility.
Instead of providing explanations for what happened at Bluford and Daroff — the latter was shut down, and the former will close at the end of the year — Universal Companies, awarded charter contracts for the two West Philly elementary schools over a decade ago, has stonewalled those school communities.
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