Philly shows Chicago what democracy looks like.
Philadelphia mayor-elect Jim Kenney and Helen Gym, council woman-elect.
The city is run by a mayor who pushes a school reform agenda that focuses on closing neighborhood schools and opening the city to charters.
The head of the schools at one time was Paul Vallas.
The school district itself is in dire financial condition.
What once were school district jobs have been outsourced to private companies.
The relationship between the teachers union and the city and school administration couldn’t be worse. Teachers who were promised a contractual raise years ago have yet to see it in their paychecks.
I’m not talking about Chicago.
This describes my birthplace, Philadelphia.
On Tuesday a new mayor was elected and the leader of the community fight Philly shows Chicago what democracy looks like. | Fred Klonsky: