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Media Mobilizing Project Video On Week of Resistance

   

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Schools Not Prisons Action at Gubernatorial Debate

Next week the campaign to elect a Governor committed to education continues with a  a Schools, Not Prisons action outside the radio debate between Governor Corbett and challenger Tom Wolf.   We are joining with Decarcerate PA, ACT-Up and others at the … Continue reading

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PCAPS Statement on Passage of Cigarette Tax

Cigarette Tax Passes, The Challenge to Fund Our Schools Remains   After months of wrangling the legislature finally adopted the controversial cigarette tax which will allow Philadelphia to levy a two dollar a pack tax in the city.   The good … Continue reading

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We Need Healthy School Buildings – Sign the Petition

The existence of dangerous hazards in schools, like mold, lead, asbestos, insect infestation and buildings that are either too hot or too cold pose a serious threat to the welfare of our students. Budget problems and years of deferred maintenance … Continue reading

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Sounding Off: Educating Bill Green on Local Control

by Ron Whitehorne In an interview with the Inquirer’s Kristen Graham,  Bill Green, dimisses  the importance of a referendum on abolishing the SRC and returning our schools to local control.   He also perpetuates the misunderstanding that state funding depends on … Continue reading

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Council Votes to Place Local Control Measure on Ballot

A large and vocal crowd packed City Council this morning demanding the Council respect the 40,000 people who signed petitions for a non-binding referendum on abolishing the SRC and returning the schools to local control. Last week, citing concerns about … Continue reading

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Snapshot of Last Week’s Resistance to a Bare Bones Budget

Here are two of last week’s actions, the rally at KCAPA on Thursday and the demonstration at the Governor’s office on Friday, as seen by photographer Harvey Finkle.  

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Day 5 of Week of Resistance: Outside the Governor’s Office

Several hundred people staged a spirited rally outside the Governor’s office at Broad and Walnut as the culminating event of a week of rallies around the city to dramatize the plight of Philadelphia’s schools. A letter a delegation of parents, … Continue reading

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Statement of Pennsylvania Working Families on Council’s Failure to put Local Control on the Ballot

Philadelphians Denied the Chance to Vote for Local Control Coalition demands vote on education charter amendment For Immediate Release Thursday, September 11, 2014 Jesse Bacon, 215-298-3923, jbacon@workingfamilies.org Today, Philadelphia City Council failed to heed the call of 40,000 Philadelphians who … Continue reading

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Day 4 of the Week Of Resistance: Willard Elementary, Kensington CAPA

This morning teachers and parents rallied at Willard Elementary, After school Youth United for Change, along with parents from nearby Moffat Elementary organized by the Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Committee, members  of ACTION United, Fight For Philly, PFT, Media … Continue reading

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