Blogs - philly.com
The whole thing is silly, but this in particular bothered me:
"As is the case currently, siblings of current Penn Alexander students will not be given any special treatment, she said." Logistically it makes sense for siblings to attend the same school. Duh.
It seems to me that there should be a way to expand the student body to fit the demand from within the catchment, or to set up a satellite location for the overflow. Simply setting up a lottery or having a queue don't seem to be intelligent solutions - it shouldn't be earth-shattering that this school is oversubscribed; the handwriting has been on the wall for quite a long time. The fact that zero planning or thought has been effected to prepare for this day to me is telling about heads being in the sand. What unnecessary chaos.