Philadelphia is closing 23 schools and choices for parents to send their children to schools that are not failing AYP are getting slimmer and slimmer. We have charter schools, but they are not equipped to handle the vast amount of competition that this school closing has brought among parents that do not want their children to attend yet another failing school. I encourage every parent to start a petition to their council person to fight for what we need. More slots for charter schools that are reaching AYP. They are obviously doing something right and we should have availability to them.