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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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MLK Day Call To Action

The following document was adopted by the MLK DARE Coaltion. CALL TO CONSCIENCE, COMMITMENT AND ACTION IN THE CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the … Continue reading

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Honor the Legacy. All Out for MLK Day!

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Mayoral Candidates Need To Speak Out on New Round of Charter School Expansion

An Open Letter From PCAPS Leaders With charter school advocates pressing for a new round of expansion there is a need for those who would lead Philadelphia to address what this will mean for public education in our city. We … Continue reading

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PCAPS calls on Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to Investigate Charter School Fraud Prevention Practices Requests by community and parents for information go Unanswered

After uncovering $30 Million in fraud by Pennsylvania Charter schools, members of the community and parents have seen their “Right to Know” requests for information about Philadelphia Charter Schools fraud prevention policies and other public information go unanswered. A formal … Continue reading

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Mayoral Candidates Need to Speak Out on Double Standard for Charters

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Charter Turkey of the Year Bus Tour Tomorrow!

Tomorrow we will recognize a few of the many charters who have refused to turn over documents that are supposed to be part of the public record to our charter school task force. How can we be talking about expanding … Continue reading

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Paying More and Getting Less, A Tale of Two School Districts

photo credit: Huffinton Post   The following testimony  from Anne Gemmell at last week’s “people’s hearings” prior to the regular session, draws out the inequity in the way education is funded in our state.   Good afternoon, Senator Patrick Brown, … Continue reading

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We Want Sustainable Community Schools

Over a hundred people came together at Arch St. Methodist Church last night to kick of a campaign for sustainable community schools.   The event was part of a national week of action in 15 cities across the country, sponsored by … Continue reading

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Education Action Calendar for Week of November 16th

Monday: PCAPS charter school task force meeting at ACTION United office, 648 N. Broad st., 5PM Tuesday: The 15 member Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission, is making its first and only trip to Philadelphia. Because these “hearings” have not permitted … Continue reading

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