Friday, December 19, 2014

Madness at Penn Alexander

Parents wait - and wonder - whether they will get into Penn Alexander. It's their local public school, but that's no guarantee of admission.

Madness at Penn Alexander

Sunday was a rough night for parents hoping to get their children into the Penn Alexander school. They had to sleep over to nab a limited number of kindergarden spots. The situation seems unfair, but it's hard not to see some positive in it: Parents want to live in the city and send their children to public schools, and they will tolerate a lot of discomfort to do it.

Shouldn't Philadelphia be able to harness that energy?

Here is my story on the wait at Penn Alexander.

Miriam Hill
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