Student, Near Graduating, Talks of Anguish at Closing of Walter D. Palmer Charter

Senior student X’Aria Elliott of Walter D. Palmer charter school heard rumors of the school’s imminent shuttering this past Sunday.

“I didn’t get a reality check until the next morning,” Elliott, 17, told The Inquirer‘s Martha Woodall. “I just wanted to cry.”

300 students, including 77 seniors like X’Aria Elliott, were displaced this weeks as a result of their charter being closed, largely due to court-imposed limits on the number of students for which the school could receive public funds from the Philadelphia School District.

Read Martha Woodall’s full story, “Anger, Anguish for Palmer Charter Students After Sudden Closing”.

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