Choice and Supplemental Services in America’s Great City Schools

@inproceedings{Casserly2004ChoiceAS,
  title={Choice and Supplemental Services in America’s Great City Schools},
  author={Michael Casserly},
  year={2004}
}
The school district of Philadelphia is on the list of systems in Pennsylvania that are “in need of improvement.” Only 20 percent of the city’s fifth-graders met the state’s reading standards in 2002. So when Paul Vallas took the reins of the long-struggling district in the summer of 2002, he pledged to dramatically raise student performance and do everything he could to meet the goals of a new federal law that President George W Bush had signed only months before, called No Child Left Behind… CONTINUE READING