Inquirer poses serious questions surrounding St. Laurentius School Appeal

Lauraska's picture

So the Archdiocese was in cahoots with the PSD? I'm not surprised at any level of corruption in this city anymore, but still. Wow.

Kenzo's picture

*sigh*

This is like watching Titanic.

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codergrrl's picture

Except the children are not first.

"Je Suis Prest"

Kat's picture

Makes me want to hurl.

And about St. Anne's"

'The Rev. Edward Brady, pastor of St. Anne's, said recently that while talk about charters has been spurred by the commission's recommendations, he had no knowledge of one being proposed in his former parish school.

"Nothing has come our way," Brady said. "Nothing has come across my desk."

I don't believe that. Not for one second.

roma258's picture

Yeah, with the overlap of private profit, public funding and political decision making....nobody could've seen the charter school application process becoming a corrupted mess, nobody at all.

Kenzo's picture

Kenny Gamble went from cutting disco records to running 2 charters that are fueled off SDP funding. I call that Gamble-ing with kids' educations.

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Pure_Fishtown's picture

Geez, we're used to getting screwed by the city; but, now the Catholic Church!

FREE Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

austen's picture

Oh, I think the Church has been putting the screws to the flock for centuries.

YJB 2k12's picture

"According to the application for the proposed Philadelphia Polytechnic Charter, members of the founding coalition include Vincent J. Fenerty Jr., executive director of the Parking Authority; State Rep. John Taylor (R., Phila.); State Rep. William Keller, (D., Phila); and Robert DeMento, a marketing executive."

The same John Taylor who attended and addressed the crowd at the "support St. Laurentius rally/march?"

Kenzo's picture

If you're speculating that there were schemes to convert St Anne's school to a charter before the ArchD closed it, I think only God will ever disclose the answer to that. My feeling is no. But this is Philadelphia, where any thing bizarro can happen, usually does.

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Atomic Larry's picture

I haven't seen anything official yet but I just heard some good news.....

Pure_Fishtown's picture

Is it true? There is an article listing on philly.com that says Saint Laurentis and Holy Trinity will remain open but the link goes to a story just about Holy Trinity.

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1801's picture

"The Rev. Francis A. Gwiazda, pastor of St. Laurentius, said he received a phone call around 12:30 p.m. today informing him that his school had been spared."

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20120216_Bucks_Holy_Trinity_Elementary_says_it_wont_close.html

AM's picture

Woo Hoo ! ! ! This is such great news, I'm elated !

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone . . . "

JedicusMaximus's picture

Wow, on such a dreary day this great news!

10011101

Pure_Fishtown's picture

1801 wrote:
"The Rev. Francis A. Gwiazda, pastor of St. Laurentius, said he received a phone call around 12:30 p.m. today informing him that his school had been spared."

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20120216_Bucks_Holy_Trinity_Elementary_says_it_wont_close.html

The article says nothing about St. Laurentius. After searching other media outlets, Fox 29 says Holy Trinity and 3 other elementary schools have won their appeals.

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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

1801's picture

Pure_Fishtown wrote:
1801 wrote:
"The Rev. Francis A. Gwiazda, pastor of St. Laurentius, said he received a phone call around 12:30 p.m. today informing him that his school had been spared."

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20120216_Bucks_Holy_Trinity_Elementary_says_it_wont_close.html

The article says nothing about St. Laurentius. After searching other media outlets, Fox 29 says Holy Trinity and 3 other elementary schools have won their appeals.

Yes, it does. The quote I posted came from that article. Perhaps the article was being updated when you read it, but it says it now (and said it when I posted it)

Kat's picture

What awesome news! Yay!!!!!