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Action Alert: Be Ready For SRC Vote on Charter Expansion

Charter expansion means more school closings.  photo credit: Progress Illinois The SRC will be voting on 40 new charter applications but we don’t know when. The public has a right to know when this will be. We need to demand … Continue reading

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Pledge to Vote for Candidates Who Support the PCAPS platform

Please sign this petition calling on candidates for Mayor and Council to support the PCAPS platform that demands the schools our children and families need. https://www.change.org/p/candidates-for-mayor-and-city-council-in-philadelphia-support-the-pcaps-election-platform-we-demand-the-schools-our-children-and-families-need

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York Community Rallies Against Charter Takeover

School Board members were joined by parents, students and teachers last night at a local church to call for reversing the plan to turn over the District to a for profit charter school company. The courts are hearing the local … Continue reading

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PCAPS Stands in Solidarity with York

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PCAPS City Election Platform: The Schools Our Children and Families Need

For too long our city’s political leadership has settled for a two tier school system that consigns the majority of school children, most of whom are from poor families of color, to understaffed schools that lack the basic resources essential … Continue reading

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MLK Day Call To Action

The following document was adopted by the MLK DARE Coaltion. CALL TO CONSCIENCE, COMMITMENT AND ACTION IN THE CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the … Continue reading

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Honor the Legacy. All Out for MLK Day!

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Mayoral Candidates Need To Speak Out on New Round of Charter School Expansion

An Open Letter From PCAPS Leaders With charter school advocates pressing for a new round of expansion there is a need for those who would lead Philadelphia to address what this will mean for public education in our city. We … Continue reading

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PCAPS calls on Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to Investigate Charter School Fraud Prevention Practices Requests by community and parents for information go Unanswered

After uncovering $30 Million in fraud by Pennsylvania Charter schools, members of the community and parents have seen their “Right to Know” requests for information about Philadelphia Charter Schools fraud prevention policies and other public information go unanswered. A formal … Continue reading

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Mayoral Candidates Need to Speak Out on Double Standard for Charters

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