The Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools (PCAPS) is comprised of students, parents and teachers with an unwavering commitment to improving Philadelphia’s school system.
At its heart, this discussion about the future of our schools is a discussion about fairness. We want all Philadelphia schools – whether public or charter – to be adequately funded based on their need.
PCAPS believes this is an opportunity for everyone with a stake in Philadelphia’s public education system – students, parents, teachers, advocates, charter operators, elected officials, the SRC and others – to refocus on a single goal: improving every school.
Member organizations: ACTION United, American Federation of Teachers PA, AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Fight For Philly, Boat People SOS, Jewish Labor Committee, Jobs With Justice, JUNTOS, Media Mobilizing Project, Neighborhood Networks, Occupy Philadelphia Labor Work Group, Pennsylvania Working Familes Organization, Philadelphians Allied for a Responsible Economy(PHARE), Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Philadelphia Home and School Council, Philadelphia Student Union, SEIU 32BJ, UNITE HERE, Working America, Youth United for Change