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PCAPS Statement on Announcement of Schools Opening with Further Cuts

Today, Philadelphia School District Superintendent Hite announced further cuts to Philadelphia schools, with the possibility of mass layoffs to come if further funding does not come through in the fall. Philadelphia schools are in dire condition, and children, teachers, parents, … Continue reading

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Full House at West Philly Town Meeting on Local Control of Schools

Over a hundred people gathered last night at Monumental Baptist Church to press for ending the 13 year old failed experiment with the School Reform Commission and return our schools to local control. For PCAPS this demand is part of … Continue reading

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PCAPS Statement on School Redesign Initiative

For years many of us have called for teacher led, community based approaches to improving schools as opposed to school “turnaround” policies that arbitrarily replace school staff and turn schools over to charters or outside managers. In that spirit we … Continue reading

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Q and A on Local Control of Schools

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Two Education Voter Pledge Canvases Next Week!

Next week PCAPS will renew it’s campaign to get registered voters to sign an election pledge to vote for a Governor and other candidates this Fall who will stand up for full and fair funding, charter school accountability, ending the … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting on Local Control of Schools

Forty Thousand Philadelphia registered voters signed a petition this Spring to put the question of returning our schools to local control and abolishing the School Reform Commission on the ballot in the form of a non-binding referendum. But before this … Continue reading

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Fight Back Rally at Corbett Office

Almost two hundred people gathered in the rain on short notice to express outrage at Corbett and his allies in the legislature scuttling the cigarette tax, a move that will mean massive lay offs, spiralling class size and may mean … Continue reading

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Fight Back Against Corbett’s Latest Attack

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Tell Comcast to Pay It’s Fair Share!

This video from Media Mobilizing Project features scenes from the June PCAPS Harrisburg Sit-In demanding full funding for Pennsylvania’s schools:

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PCAPS Statement on Budget Impasse

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