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Day 5 of Harrisburg Budget Sit-In

We began the day with an action at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce targetting the firm alliance between Governor Corbett and big business which has starved schools and enriched corporations. We were joined by Media Mobilizing Project and Common Cause. … Continue reading

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Outside the Senate Chambers on Day 4 of the Sit-In

As the senate appeared poised to pass a Doomsday budget, we chanted and sang at the portals until police moved us out. We then marched around and then sat down in the Rotunda where we remained until the Senate adjourned.

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Lights Out at State Capitol: PCAPS Still There

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Harrisburg Sit In: Day 2

           

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Local Control Ballot Question Hearing on Wednesday

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Students Walk for School Funding

Several hundred students walked out of school today to demand an end to the budget cuts and school funding.    Students from Kensington CAPA, Mastbaum, Frankford, Masterman and several other schools rallied at District Headquarters and marched first to City … Continue reading

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PCAPS in the News!

“Six arrested, hundreds protest Corbett, Christie during Phila. stop,” Inquirer, 6/10/14 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20140610_Hundreds_protest_Corbett__Christie_in_Phila__stop.html “600 activists slam Corbett over school funding,” Daily News, 6/10/14 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140610_600_activists_slam_Corbett_over_school_funding.html#i3KCiiqGejgIx7Qv.99 “Corbett hides in the Comcast castle,” Attytood blog at Philly.com, 6/9/14 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/How-far-will-politicians-go-to-deny-health-care-to-their-constituents.html “Corbett can’t visit state’s largest … Continue reading

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On the Corbett Trail…From the Union League to the Comcast Tower

PCAPs and our allies brought out a thousand people who tracked the elusive Governor and his pal Chris Christie down yesterday. Pictures are from Marcel Pautrat, teacher at Julia de Burgos Elementary in Kensington

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Pay to Play with Tom and Vahan

Pictured here are Governor Tom Corbett and Charter School magnate Vahan Gureghian at  the Chester Community Charter School, founded and managed by Gureghain.   The school is the largest brick and mortar Charter in the state, enrolling half the children … Continue reading

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Corbett, Christie and Friends Are Coming tothe Union League

                           When: June 9th, 4p.m   Where: Union League, 140 S. Broad St. Two years of cuts, school closings, and lay-offs have taken a terrible toll on education … Continue reading

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