PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia school parents, students and staff are coming to grips with the impending closure of 23 public schools.

University City High School Principal Timothy Stults said Friday his students are grieving the loss of their school, which will close in June.

A day earlier, officials voted to shutter about 10 percent of the city’s schools because of the district’s dire financial condition. Hundreds of protesters staged a massive rally before the meeting, and 19 people were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

Philadelphia joins a string of urban districts — including Pittsburgh, Detroit and Milwaukee — that have sought to offset low enrollment and high maintenance costs through mass closures.

Stults said his school is in poor shape, but attendance and achievement have gone up in recent years.

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3 thoughts on “Philly Coming to Grips With Mass School Closings

  1. Why do we need celebrities to come to the rescue people need to understand they doent have to be famous to make things happen stop waiting on someone ealse to save you. If someone was pushing you would you stand there and say where is the cerlebritie out rage or will you say stop. America is always looking for someone ealse to speak out if i find something worth fighting for even if i end up being alone in the strugle then so be it

  2. Alberta on said:

    Where are all your celebrities…Black people?! See if they will save you NO they can’t! Stop praising the wicked & get return to JESUS before He returns…Call The Twilight em’ they Won’t Answer! Call the em! They’re going to play games & make movies in the midst of your tribulation. I know this is a hard saying & a bitter pill.

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    til I saw the check 4 $7952, I didn’t believe …that…my neighbours mother woz realey taking home money part-time from their computer.. there neighbor has been doing this less than 12 months and a short time ago repaid the debts on their home and bought a top of the range Land Rover Defender. we looked here……..

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