Two-Plus Hours on a School Bus: How a Chester Charter Taps Philly Kids to Grow
Imagine waking your 5-year-old kindergarten student before 5 a.m., walking him to a street corner in the city’s Far Northeast, then watching him board a bus for a 2½-hour ride to a school more than 30 miles away.
Then, imagine he endures the same trip in reverse each afternoon. Five days a week.
For some parents, it’s not just a bad dream. Such a routine is customary for an increasing number of Philadelphia students enrolled at Chester Community Charter School.