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Mark Gleason: Piggie Of The Week
For years, Philadelphia's schools have been underfunded (even before our current psychotic governor blew a $304 million hole in the budget. We've been a laboratory of privatization, charter schools, and pretty much every bullshit "reform" imaginable. Now, Philadelphia School Partnership executive director Mark Gleason inadvertently admitted what the rest of us have known for years: as the reformers see it, some children are winners... and some are simply losers. As it is on Wall Street, so shall it be in the classroom. Read more...
After Aborted Takeoff; Philadelphia U.S. Airways Flight Evacuated
A plane leaving Philadelphia's International Airport crashed on the runway after the nose gear failed. Read more...
Scrapple TV News: Borg Assimilation
Comcast: the monopoly to end all monopolies. Prepare to be assimilated... with AP Ticker. Read more...
Obama Announces Anti-Poverty Initiatives
President Obama models his plan after the Harlem Children's Zone to combat poverty in other cities across the nation. Read more...
Chris Hayes Recounts Near Arrest For Marijuana
MSNBC's Chris Hayes recalls his own brush with the law for possession of marijuana. Read more...

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Haunted Prison Creeps Out Visitors
Every fall, Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is transformed from an abandoned 'big house' into a creepy 'haunted house.' Read more...
Woman Violently Arrested For Playing Banjo In Wrong Place At Syria War Protest In Philly
Iraq war veteran <a href="http://emilyyatesdoeseverything.com/bio-contact/">Emily Yates</a> was arrested on Friday after a dispute with police about where she could stand while playing her banjo during a protest against U.S. military action in Syria. Read more...
More Corruption In Philly? ASPIRA's Books Look Cooked
After the revelations about Philly's online schools, news rolls out that one of the biggest charter operators in that city owes millions to its schools. Read more...
Philly Online Schools Head Charged With Corruption
Cyber schools siphoning funds that could be used for public school funding? Why yes, and Philly's cyber school 'czar' has just been slapped with federal indictments for stealing funds. Read more...
Philly Public Schools: Blueprint For Destruction
Philly Public School officials averted the most recent funding crisis by borrowing funds to open schools on time, but it is only a matter of time before they fail. Read more...