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My Pop outs himself
After a period of anonymous blogging, my father, Frank Murphy, just announced his true identity over at the Notebook:
He began blogging to share his perspective on public education as someone with a strong pedagogical and practical basis for his opinions. He felt like he needed to be anonymous because, in his words:
In my last months as a principal, it was important to me that my children, parents, and staff be removed from any distractions or retributions that could have been generated as a result of a principal publicly critiquing the school reform efforts of his School District.
He retired a few days ago after spending more than 30 years in Philadelphia as an educator. For the past 12 years, he was the Principal at Meade Elementary School in North Philly.
Check out his posts over at the Notebook to get more of an insider's perspective on how the School District and its politics work.
This post especially may be of interest to YPP readers which covers the connections between Sen. Williams, his million dollar benefactors, charter schools and the political structure:
It's been said that the family who blogs together, stays together. I am not sure if this is trues, especially because I don't blog like I used to, but I hope my Pop's online voice can help, in some way, in the effort for real education reform in Philadelphia.