With some slick political maneuvering, the School Reform Commission managed to cut and then restore a chunk of funding to the EMOs that operate 41 schools in Philadelphia.
One little $6M line item speaks to accountability.
What the Commissioners did was - in the face of public outcry at their Tuesday meeting - indicate they would cut some of the funding to EMOs in an effort to help reduce the school district's nearly $200 million deficit. But then - after the angry parents and community leaders left the 6-hour meeting - the Commissioners, apparently in a closed session, decided to restore that little bit of EMO funding. And that money was part of the school budget approved yesterday.
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