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Poll Shows Philly Voters Down on Corbett and SRC, Up on Teachers

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The Choice for Munoz Marin -What Parents and the Community Need to Know

The Choice for Munoz Marin -What Parents and the Community Need to Know   Why does the District want to turn over Munoz-Marin to the charter school operator ASPIRA?   Until this year, Renaissance schools, schools selected for conversion to charter … Continue reading

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PCAPS Statement in Support of Steel Parents and the Nicetown Community

  Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools, a labor-community coalition representing school workers, parents, and students, stands firmly with Steel parents and the Nicetown Community in opposing the conversion of the last public school in the neighborhood to a charter … Continue reading

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Why Mark Gleason Likes an Unaccountable, Unelected SRC

“ … I just want to offer two thoughts on the governance question. One is, while it’s imperfect, I think the current state and city hybrid appointed School Reform Commission is probably the best model. Here’s what’s wrong with an … Continue reading

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Just Say No to Charter School Conversions

The School District, in the midst of a severe budget crunch is spending millions of dollars on converting two more neighborhood schools to charters.   Steel Elementary in Nicetown and Munoz Marin Elementary in Kensington were selected, not based on … Continue reading

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Keep Munoz Marin Public

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Vote for Candidates Who Get It About Education!

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PCAPS Lauches Voter Education and Mobilizaiton Campaign

An effort to sign up 25,000 education voters to pledge to elect a Governor will support full and fair funding, charter school accountability, ending the school to prison pipe line and returning our school to local control kicked of today … Continue reading

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PCAPS statement on the District’s Seeking Court Approval for Imposing Work Rules

Teachers at CAPA demonstrating for full funding  The decision of the Philadelphia School District to seek Supreme Court approval for scrapping collective bargaining and unilaterally imposing so called work rules is a dangerous course of action that will not help … Continue reading

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Tax the Frackers, Fund Our Schools

When it comes to raising money for our schools in Harrisburg, most of what we hear about is giving Philadelphia the right to levy more taxes its working class citizens.   Meanwhile corporations, both state wide and in Philadelphia, keep … Continue reading

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