Soon-To-Be Philadelphia Mayor Wants Year-Round Schooling For City’s Students

  • During her campaign for mayor, Cherelle Parker claimed she wanted to “make Philadelphia a national leader in public education.”
  • To accomplish this goal, Parker has proposed year-round schooling for students.
  • “The whole idea of scheduling in the School District of Philadelphia — it’s antiquated and outdated and doesn’t meet the demands of a 21st-century global economy,” Parker told a local media member last week before the election. “Our children are no longer working the farms during the summertime.”