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Arlene Ackerman, Philadelphia School Superintendent, Dares Commission To Fire Her

The Philadelphia Inquirer     Kristen A. Graham
First Posted: 08/19/11 01:57 PM ET Updated: 10/19/11 06:12 AM ET

The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Making a defiant and emotional stand Thursday, embattled Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman dared her bosses to make a decision on her future - now.

"Sentence me. I dare you. Or set me free. But I admit to you today that I am guilty. Guilty of just being me," she told hundreds of School District principals who gathered for the close of a three-day professional-development meeting.

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