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Spring 2015


The education system in Philadelphia is a failed system. One of the tools to quantify the failure is the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test results. Other measurements, such as SAT scores and graduation rates, also indicate that the education system is failing. After examining the results of these quantifying processes, the historical relationships that the School District has with various levels of government, and the mismanagement of resources in the district, it becomes clear that one of the major issues harming the quality of education in Philadelphia is the lack of funding.