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Philadelphia Schools

Philadelphia Schools

Philadelphia Schools

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Philadelphia turned many of its struggling public schools over to private hands last year in the largest such experiment ever. Now Edison, Victory and other companies are preparing for the new school year with curriculum and accountability overhauls that have put them at odds with some of Philadelphia's teachers. And parents who are eager for change wonder how effective private management will be at improving their children's education.