There is a saying that goes something like, "God never closes a door that he doesn't open a window somewhere." It came to mind while reading my Daily News colleague Ronnie Polaneczky's column on the closing of St. Bridget's Catholic school in East Falls.
She reports that many St. Bridget's parents were pleasantly surprised when they took a look at Thomas Mifflin Elementary, a Philadelphia public school where Leslie Mason, a principal who has been there since 2009, helped heal past problems.
With some St. Bridget's parents now considering Mifflin, Polaneczky wonders whether it might finally become a true neighborhood school.
I've said this before, but this column is a great opportunity to say it again: Take a look at your local public school. It can't hurt, and you may just find that it exceeds your expectations.