Sunday, March 29, 2015

State rep wants Rendell on SRC

State Rep Mark Cohen (D., Phila) has a suggestion for Gov. Corbett as he contemplates who will replace Pedro Ramos on the School Reform Commission.

State rep wants Rendell on SRC

Could Ed Rendell join the Philadelphia School Reform Commission?
Could Ed Rendell join the Philadelphia School Reform Commission?

By Kristen Graham

State Rep Mark Cohen (D., Phila) has a suggestion for Gov. Corbett as he contemplates who will replace Pedro Ramos on the School Reform Commission.

The guy is pretty familiar to Corbett - he's his predecessor in the governor's seat, in fact.

Cohen suggested Ed Rendell be nominated to the seat.

Would Ed Rendell be a good choice to the SRC?
Yes
No

In a letter sent to Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter today, Cohen said that he didn't know if Rendell "would be available to lead at this time of maximum peril, but I think he should be asked. His appointment would be a fresh start that might lead to the best possible resolution of a difficult crisis caused by lack of adequate school funding."

The chances of the former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor landing in the seat are nonexistent, of course, but could you imagine a Rendell-led SRC?

About this blog

Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham writes the Philly School Files blog, where she covers education in Philadelphia, both in and out of the classroom.

During the school year, you’ll frequently find her hosting live chats about the district on Philly.com.

Please do pass along the scoop about what’s going on at your Philadelphia public school; Kristen welcomes tips, story ideas and witty banter.


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