Thomas Creighton School will not become a charter. Image/Google Maps
Supporters of seven struggling Philadelphia schools packed School District headquarters Thursday night to learn their futures.
Five-year old Diamond Waters was one of dozens of supporters who urged the School Reform Commission to spare Thomas Creighton Elementary School at 5401 Tabor Ave. in Lawnrest from conversion to a charter.
“I am in kindergarten. I have been waiting to go to my sister’s school for a long time. Don’t take Miss [Link] from me,” pleaded Waters.
Most preferred an unorthodox proposal from Regina Feighan-Drach and other Creighton teachers to keep their school under District control.
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