EDUCATION
08/24/2011 04:56 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

Philly Superintendent Blames Her $905,000 Departure On Political Missteps

Arlene Ackerman, who resigned Monday as superintendent of the 155,000-student Philadelphia district, said in an interview with Education Week Wednesday that political miscalculations led to her removal, not issues with job performance.

"There are people who wanted me to stay. Politicians and ministers said, 'I want you to stay,' " Ackerman said.

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