THE MOST counterproductive trend in public institutions is a tendency for each new administration to cast aside all that has gone before. Years of progress can get wasted in the process.
That's why the appointment of Sandra Dungee Glenn to chair the School Reform Commission is a sign that the progress the Philadelphia schools have made under the SRC's city-state partnership will continue.
Glenn, appointed by Mayor Street as one of the city's two appointments to the five-member SRC, was named by Gov. Rendell to replace James Nevels, the SRC's founding chairman.