Philadelphia’s Teacher Hiring and School Assignment Practices: Comparisons with Other Districts

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Publication Date
April 2004

Abstract

This report compares the way the School District of Philadelphia goes about hiring and placing teachers in schools with the practices of other districts. We did this to inform the current debate over these processes. What we found was that Philadelphia’s policies diverge from those of other urban and suburban systems and that it is poorly positioned to take advantage of the region’s oversupply of newly trained teachers.

Authors

  • Elizabeth Useem
  • Elizabeth Farley