Philadelphia is in the midst of a significant shift in the governance of its public school system.

Since 2001, the School Reform Commission (SRC) has overseen the city’s more than 200 district and charter schools, and the more than 200,000 children they serve. Come July 1, the School District of Philadelphia will be governed by a mayoral-appointed Board of Education.

The Committee of Seventy supports the move back to local control. And we applaud Mayor Kenney, Gov. Wolf, and our last set of SRC members for seeing this transition through.

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