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When Ed Reformers speak: “Schools shouldn’t have a right to exist”
Choice/Charters / Ethics & lobbying / War on Teachers

When Ed Reformers speak: “Schools shouldn’t have a right to exist”

The Philadelphia School Partnership was founded with a mission “to accelerate” the pace of education reform in Philadelphia and to raise $100 million to wield its agenda. So why has PSP in its short tenure here become such a polarizing institution? Hmm . .  could it be the fact that they: Have prominent voucher advocates on … Continue reading

“These are not budget cuts. These are human rights abuses happening to children in our own city.”
About Parents United / District budget / Smart stuff

“These are not budget cuts. These are human rights abuses happening to children in our own city.”

The American Educational Research Association national meeting came to Philadelphia last weekend and Parents United members were featured at a number of events. Parents Robin Roberts, Tonayia Coffer and Tomika Anglin represented Parents United at a special Division K reception hosted by Drexel University at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Sabra Townsend joined a panel of speakers … Continue reading

Parents United statement in support of Steel Elementary School
Choice/Charters / District budget / Press Releases

Parents United statement in support of Steel Elementary School

Parents United for Public Education fully endorses the concerns of parents and community members of Steel Elementary School who are outraged over what is effectively an 8-day process to determine if Steel remains a neighborhood public school or not. More than 100 parents came out on April 8 to hear the District speak for the first time about … Continue reading

Robin Roberts on testing, killing the joy of learning on Radio Times
About Parents United / High stakes testing

Robin Roberts on testing, killing the joy of learning on Radio Times

We are so proud of Parents United leadership member Robin Roberts, who was a voice of sanity on “Radio Times” yesterday morning. She talked about how tests don’t measure learning, how they stifle creativity, how much time they take up, and how little they do to assist schools that are struggling. Listen to the whole interview here, … Continue reading

Don’t Miss! Rally for School Funding 3/27 and GOTV 3/29
Calendar / Your vote

Don’t Miss! Rally for School Funding 3/27 and GOTV 3/29

TODAY! Tax the Frackers, Fund our schools! FUND OUR SCHOOLS/TAX MARCELLUS SHALE RALLY Thursday, MARCH 27 @ 4 PM 440 N. Broad Street (rain location, SDP auditorium) WHO: STATE SENATOR VINCENT HUGHES and ALL CONCERNED CITIZENS WHY: Our schools have been devastated by nearly $1 billion in cuts in Gov. Tom Corbett’s budgets. To repair … Continue reading

Day of Action for Philadelphia schools!
Calendar / District budget

Day of Action for Philadelphia schools!

In conjunction with Education Voters PA, Parents United supports a Day of Action for Philadelphia schools. Our children continue to be short-changed because of a failure to provide adequate resources to schools. Without sufficient funding, our schools can’t provide the basic programs and services our children need to have an opportunity to learn. The state budget … Continue reading

District budget / Press Releases / Your vote

Corbett budget: “A paltry handout”

Last week Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his proposal for the PA state budget. The proposal claims to put in close to $400 million into education. However on closer scrutiny, none of that money supports the basic education budget, the amount of money going without strings attached to school districts. After years of deprivation under Governor … Continue reading