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Philadelphia charter school parents, students, leaders and advocates rallied Tuesday outside of school district headquarters, calling on the School Reform Commission to approve more charters.
Among them was Vanessa Herrera, a senior at Esperanza Academy Charter High School who said the school has given her more self confidence and has helped her connect more strongly with her Latino culture.
“I was fortunate enough to be selected through the lottery. Unfortunately there are hundreds of students on a waiting list,” said Herrera, urging the SRC to allow Esperanza to open a new K-5 charter.