US Education Secretary Kicks-off National Tour in Philadelphia
by KYW's Mike DeNardo
The US Education Secretary (above), along with former House speaker Newt Gingrich and the Reverend Al Sharpton (right), are beginning a nationwide school tour today in Philadelphia.
The tour started at Mastery Charter School's Shoemaker campus in West Philadelphia -- a former district school converted to a charter three years ago. That the tour started there is no coincidence, says former House speaker Newt Gingrich.:
"We have a charter school story that's very compelling, and we have a serious effort by the Reform Commission to rethink and modernize the public schools."
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