Outsouring my outrage over the Philadelphia schools to the award-winning (and soon to be again, I'm predicting) Daily News editorial board:
In other words, the city's school system is in flames, and the firemen are arguing about which bucket of water to use to put it out. The question is, by the time they get around to deciding, what will be left still standing?
Superintendent Hite - who may have the worst job in the history of the city - is playing a tense game of piecemeal planning, to figure out what he can offer the 150,000 students and their families to constitute a school system. The district has devised a complicated choreography of moves depending on what money it gets, and by when.