And when did Philadelphia become such a blighted slum?
Philly has an amazing number of poorly-educated adults. Sadly 22 percent of the 1.1 million adults who live here don't even have basic literacy skills. Almost 400,000 adults have not earned a high school diploma.
Who sucked the spirit and vision out of all those people?
Update: looks like they're going to escape the ax after all. Whew!