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Charter Turkey of the Year Bus Tour Tomorrow!

Tomorrow we will recognize a few of the many charters who have refused to turn over documents that are supposed to be part of the public record to our charter school task force. How can we be talking about expanding … Continue reading

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Paying More and Getting Less, A Tale of Two School Districts

photo credit: Huffinton Post   The following testimony  from Anne Gemmell at last week’s “people’s hearings” prior to the regular session, draws out the inequity in the way education is funded in our state.   Good afternoon, Senator Patrick Brown, … Continue reading

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We Want Sustainable Community Schools

Over a hundred people came together at Arch St. Methodist Church last night to kick of a campaign for sustainable community schools.   The event was part of a national week of action in 15 cities across the country, sponsored by … Continue reading

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Education Action Calendar for Week of November 16th

Monday: PCAPS charter school task force meeting at ACTION United office, 648 N. Broad st., 5PM Tuesday: The 15 member Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission, is making its first and only trip to Philadelphia. Because these “hearings” have not permitted … Continue reading

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Kicking off a Campaign for Sustainable Community Schools

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Yesterday Pennsylvania Voted For Good Schools. Now Let’s Make It Happen!

Yesterday Pennsylvania’s voters went to the polls in record numbers for an off year election and cast their vote for strong public schools. Tom Wolf, virtually unknown before this year, was able to capture the governor’s office by making this … Continue reading

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Education Report Card Time for Corbett and Wolf

For this election year we have been asking people to vote for candidates based on their willingness to support the five points highlighted below. With the election scheduled for next Tuesday we have a report card on the two gubernatorial … Continue reading

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Video of Yesterday’s Rally at SRC

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Faces of Solidarity: Yesterday at the SRC

Pictures of yesterday massive demonstration ouside the SRC as well as a snapshot of what went on at the meeting, all from the camera of the incomparable Harvey Finkle.

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Parent Leaders Speak Out in Solidarity with Teachers

This morning parents stood on the steps at School District Headquarters and spoke out clearly against the SRC’s cancellation of the PFT contract. Parent leaders from all over the city made clear they understand the sacrifices teachers have and continue … Continue reading

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