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Parents United statement on Corbett SRC appointments

Parents United for Public Education will seek to work with any and all appointees to the School Reform Commission. As parents, however, we believe the appointment of any new individuals to the Commission does not change the fundamentally flawed nature of an entity which is ultimately beholden to politics over effective governance. The approval process … Continue reading

Why we march
District budget / Your vote

Why we march

Tomorrow, Governor Tom Corbett – the least popular incumbent governor in the country – will make his first ever visit into a Philadelphia public school. He’s coming to Central High on Friday to give achievement awards to Central, Masterman and Carver High Schools – all three of which have seen their budgets decimated since Corbett’s … Continue reading

SRC meeting on changing student enrollment and placement
Calendar / Choice/Charters

SRC meeting on changing student enrollment and placement

Monday, Jan. 13, 2013 6 p.m. (arrive earlier for seats) 440 N. Broad Street, 2nd flr. auditorium No registration necessary. This Monday, the School Reform Commission meeting will weigh the “pros and cons” of changing the way students enroll and are placed in District schools, as well as potentially charter and Catholic schools. Continue reading

Parents United calls for investigation into use of pepper spray on students
Safe Schools

Parents United calls for investigation into use of pepper spray on students

How far do we go in the name of “safety”? That’s the question Parents United would like answered in the wake of two recently surfaced incidents of pepper spray used against students inside of Philadelphia schools. Last week one media outlet reported that pepper spray had been used against students to “disperse a crowd” during … Continue reading