Philly schools: state control didn’t mean more state dollars
Last week, Mayor Kenney said the state is failing to uphold its end of the deal to address the school districts incessant subsidizing burdens. During an interview, Kenney said, The point of the School Reform Commission “was, well, these legislators don’t trust us spending their money,” But, he said, since the commission was created 16 years ago, “we’ve lost money.”
According to an analysis from the PA Department of Education, the commission’s creation in 2001 hasn’t corrected the situation that started it: the City of Philadelphia has gotten less state school help than its remaining as one of Pennsylvania’s poorer groups would justify, if the funds were distributed to needs.
Over the past decade, about $1.5 billion of state money has been distributed to Philadelphia schools. Among the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 501 districts for the 2015-16 school year, Philadelphia ranked No. 225, in 2010, it was No. 139.
#CNNPoll: One year later, less confidence, less trust in President Trump
According to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, only 40% of Americans think President Trump is doing a good job keeping promises he made during his candidacy, down from 48% in April, and 40% now say he can bring the kind of change America needs, down from 49% shortly after his election.
Republicans seem to still have Trump’s back, as their views haven’t made any significant shifts. 86% said he was doing a good job on that in April, 86% say so today — but on other matters, their impressions of Trump have worsened significantly.
FBI may have lost critical time unlocking Texas shooter’s iPhone
The FBI and other law officials did not ask Apple to help them unlock Devin Kelley’s iPhone or linked online accounts for about 48 hours. A cellphone belonging to the Texas gunman was sent to the FBI crime lab because authorities failed to unlock it.
Within the 48 hours Apple obtained no requests from authorities for assistance to unlock Kelley’s phone or his linked accounts at Apple. In the event Kelley used a fingerprint to lock his phone, Apple could have told officials that a deceased man’s finger could be used to unlock the device, long as the phone had not been turned off or restarted.