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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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Pledge to Vote for Candidates Who Support the PCAPS platform

Please sign this petition calling on candidates for Mayor and Council to support the PCAPS platform that demands the schools our children and families need. https://www.change.org/p/candidates-for-mayor-and-city-council-in-philadelphia-support-the-pcaps-election-platform-we-demand-the-schools-our-children-and-families-need

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York Community Rallies Against Charter Takeover

School Board members were joined by parents, students and teachers last night at a local church to call for reversing the plan to turn over the District to a for profit charter school company. The courts are hearing the local … Continue reading

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PCAPS Stands in Solidarity with York

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PCAPS City Election Platform: The Schools Our Children and Families Need

For too long our city’s political leadership has settled for a two tier school system that consigns the majority of school children, most of whom are from poor families of color, to understaffed schools that lack the basic resources essential … Continue reading

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