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Philly SRC Approves Five New Charter Schools, Rejects 34, Protesters Arrested

After hundreds of hours of hearings on an “unprecedented” 39 applications, the School Reform Commission voted to conditionally grant five new school charters in Philadelphia last night. It denied the 34 remaining applicants. Even so, protesters upset that any new charters were approved disrupted the meeting.  Police arrested four people who ignored please to disperse so the votes could continue.