Say What? Archive: October, 2011

Poll: Only outside experts need apply for school repairs

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In an Inquirer commentary Monday, former schools chief Arlene C. Ackerman concludes that, "Real reform will never come from within the system... Read more

Special interests rule city schools

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Former Superintendent Arlene Ackerman has provided the best evidence yet that her departure from the Philadelphia School District was probably... Read more

Consumers right to protest debit-card fees

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Exorbitant bank debit-card fees wrongly target responsible consumers who would rather pay as they go than accumulate high credit-card debt... Read more

Chat about lost jobs with Donald L. Barlett

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Five candidates best for at-large Council seats

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Few legislatures are closer to the people than the 17-member City Council, with 10 district and seven at-large members. While reflecting their... Read more

Dwarf-tossing ban was always a stretch

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Dwarf-tossing is back in the news, and that’s not a coded reference to the City Council races. Florida lawmakers, doing their part to... Read more

Choose president same as you would a mate

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All Herman Cain has to do to keep from getting too giddy about his sudden front-runner status in the race to become the Republican nominee... Read more

Charters not supposed to compete with good schools

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What a surprise that the latest battle over charter schools in New Jersey is in the relatively affluent and highly regarded Cherry Hill School... Read more