Neighborhoods and Charters

Policy Brief: The Spatial Consequences of Philadelphia's Shifting Enrollments. Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter has identified the rebuilding of the city's education system, along with fighting crime and violence, as the highest priorities of his second term in office. The education crisis was pushed to the top of the list of policy priorities by the turmoil surrounding the departure of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman and the massive deficits in the 2011-2012 budget of the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).

Among the factors contributing to the education crisis is...

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