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.