School Superintendent William Hite is one of the best public leaders in Philadelphia’s recent history. But can he make the changes needed in the district? As 2014 begins, Tom Ferrick assesses Hite’s character and his impossible mission.
Chaos is the new normal in Philadelphia’s public schools. Students returning to school found the landscape vastly changed from when they left in June. Meanwhile, the adults are still fighting over a new contract. An analysis by Tom Ferrick.