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Walk In at Wister – February 17th

photo credit: WHYY Newworks, Parents United On February 17th people will stage “walk-ins” at hundreds of schools in over thirty cities demanding the schools our children deserve and an end to state takeovers, privatization and budget cutbacks. These policies have … Continue reading

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WHAT EVERY HUEY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

From Parents United for Public Education, http://www.parentsunitedphila.com • POOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE Global Leadership, according to the District’s own standards, gets low marks for student achievement and progress. It is in the “Intervene “ category, the ranking for schools that are … Continue reading

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What Every Parent Should Know About Great Oaks Charter

The following is a slightly edited leaflet produced by Parents United THEY’VE FAILED BEFORE AND NOW THEY’RE BACK FOR MORE Steve Klinsky                                       … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Community Schools the Schools Our Children Deserve – PCAPS Releases Plan

Spring Garden parent Sheila Armstrong speaking at City Hall press conference Today, the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools announced their comprehesive community schools vision and  platform , developed by over the last year by  a group of public school parents, educators, … Continue reading

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Who Runs the Great Oaks Foundation? Wall Street well represented. Parents and Educators, not so much.

  The Great Oaks Foundation is the one charter operator that has applied to take over Jay Cooke elementary.   The company is a new comer to Philadelphia.   Their claim to be something different appears to be employing poorly paid tutors … Continue reading

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Cooke, Huey and Wister Communities Rally to Save Their Schools

Since Dr. William Hite announced the plan to turn Cooke Huey and Wister elementary schools over to charter operators, the parents, school staff and the impacted neighborhoods have been fighting back. At all schools parents have been meeting to decide what … Continue reading

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Make Comcast Pay Its Fair Share!

Over a hundred people who sat in Council Chambers for over five hours waiting for a chance to speak out on the upcoming Comcast Franchise agreement. Here’s the testimony of PCAPS coordinator Ron Whitehorne Good afternoon, Council members. My name … Continue reading

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Jitu Brown in Camden

This is a speech given by Jitu Brown, from Journey for Justice and a leader of the recent hunger strike to stop the closure of Dyett High School In Chicago and make it a community school. Jitu is speaking to … Continue reading

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Can Your Organization Sign On?

Open Letter to the School Reform Commission We call on the School Reform Commission to reject the plan to convert three more schools to charters. The now five year old Renaissance Charter program has not delivered the promised educational gains, … Continue reading

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Rally calls for Community Schools, No Charter Takeovers

Evette Jones, PFT community engagment staffer, kicks off rally  Photo Credit: Newsworks Hundreds of teachers, parents, students and community members rallied before the School Reform Commission meeting yesterday demanding the SRC reject the attempt by the District to turn over three … Continue reading

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