Governing’s Greenblatt examines Paul Vallas’ tenure in Philly. Great article, punchline for skimmers:
…those who watch the Philadelphia schools seem to agree that Vallas has shifted the question from whether they can ever hope to get better to how long real progress might take. “It would be hard to argue that things haven’t improved in Philadelphia,” says Kent McGuire, dean of education at Temple University. “That’s simply not the case.” Vallas’ moves have won praise virtually across the board, from Republican state legislators pushing hard for school privatization to city activists who can’t stand that part of his program.