Philadelphia Inquirer: Praise and reproach from Nutter on SRC nominations

Kristen A. Graham and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers

Gov. Corbett on Friday remade the School Reform Commission – and possibly the Philadelphia School District – in announcing two new choices for the panel.

Corbett will nominate City Councilman Bill Green, a Democrat, and social-services advocate Farah Jimenez, a Republican, to the SRC. If approved by the state Senate, Green would have to resign his Council seat and would become SRC chair.

But even as the governor praised the nominees, Mayor Nutter stepped into the fray. He lauded Jimenez, but called Green’s selection “quite frankly, perplexing.”