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Come To City Council Budget Hearings This Wednesday

YUC students outside Kensington CAPA last year Support Youth United for Change: Don’t Close Kensington Urban Education High, Demand the Schools Our Families Need: Sustainable, Community Schools Full, Fair Funding for Our Schools – Corporations and the rich need to … Continue reading

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Are School Nurses On the District Chopping Block?

  Over the last three years thousands of parents, students, educators and community members have taken to the streets to protest the cutback in school nurses.   The failure to provide a full time nurse at every school has become the … Continue reading

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Support the Fast Food Strike!

PCAPS is organizing teachers, parents and students to make snack packs for striking workers. Gather at PFT office, 1816 Chestnut St. on Monday, 4-13, at 5PM.

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Charges dropped In Arrests At SRC Charter School Vote

Defendants and supporters celebrate following hearing Four PCAPS members were charged with disorderly conduct for sitting down in front of the Commissioners and refusing to leave after they voted to approve five new charters last month. Kia Hinton and Wilma … Continue reading

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We Know Where We Stand, Where Do They Stand?

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Speech of Parent Leader Kia Hinton Before Getting Arrested at SRC Meeting Wednesday

“By its actions today, the SRC has betrayed its role of doing whats right for ALL Public School Children; Instead, you have decided to advance the interests of a small number of children at the expense of the vast majority … Continue reading

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SRC Votes for More Charters, Squelchs free speech

Faced with a large and angry crowd of students, parents, teachers and community activists, the SRC decided no signs were to be allowed in the meeting.   In the past signs attached to sticks have not been allowed but paper … Continue reading

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Public Education At a Crossroads

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No New Charters | Sign-on Letter

PCAPS has released the following letter urging the School Reform Commission to reject all charter applications at its upcoming meeting. Please contact us at pcaps201@gmail.com if you or your organization would like to sign-on. The Philadelphia School District is in … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Be Ready For SRC Vote on Charter Expansion

Charter expansion means more school closings.  photo credit: Progress Illinois The SRC will be voting on 40 new charter applications but we don’t know when. The public has a right to know when this will be. We need to demand … Continue reading

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