This source is about Philadelphia closing dozens of schools and the affect that it’ll have. The different details I got from this article was that they’ll be closing 37 campuses by June. Also that with the schools closed, they’ll be combining with other schools that have space. This source talks about how, schools that have room for thousands more students will be combined with other students. Which will be a result of an over populated school.This source is reliable because it states, how this will affect the school district, how this all happened and the amount of money the school districts borrowed.
2) Wong, Kenneth “Funding Public Schools:Public and Policies” November 12 1999
This source, the book “Funding Public Schools” described the role of funding the public schools. It also gives information about the cost efficientcy. The different details I got from this book is that”wrong defines how politics has sustained lots of types of rules the affect the resources of the local level etc. I don’t think that this source will be too relicable, because I don’t have the book, and I don’t know much about the book to really analyze and gain information that will further help with this assignment.
3) December 12 2012, “Closings: Do no harm”
This article is about the district and closing dozens of schools by next fall, and different information that states the reasons.The different details about this is that most schools that are falling apart and need work on are sent to schools that are concentrated in the poorest neighborhoods.A Another detail is how The District has not adequately explained how the closings will save money. Other districts have found that expected savings are eaten by transition costs. I believe that this source is reliable, because it states, helpful information about the budget cuts and closing down the schools.
4) Masterson, Teresa “Philadelphia School District Plans 3,820 Job Cuts” Friday, June, 2011
This website is about the funding of the school district and how it’s affecting the descions and the closings of schools. Different facts from this website is that with the current funding cuts the district would have to eliminate 1,260 teaching jobs. It also states that a full day kinndergarten would have to be eliminated. I believe that this site is reliable because it states facts about hwo the the district funding will affect teachers and what the funding will affects.
This source is Mr.Lehman from Science Leadership Academy, this talks about is outtake on the budget cuts, during his role as a Principal. Information that he talks about is that the main influences are Policy makers and politicians. Biggest cut came from the state government CIty council and Federal level- Change in stimulus funding. Also the biggest problem is The lack of positions over the several of years, lost several support staff, lost a spanish teach,lost a half a million dollars worth of cuts. I believe that this source is reliable because these questions are answered by someone who has gone through this, which makes it a great source.