School closings

Top questions about school closings: “A year of turmoil and uncertainty”

(This post is being updated regularly as new information unfolds) Read the complete list of school closings here. This afternoon the district will announce the closing and consolidation of dozens of schools listed above, setting in motion a year of turmoil and uncertainty for thousands of families across the District. We are deeply concerned about the … Continue reading

Statement on pending school closings
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Statement on pending school closings

In anticipation of tomorrow’s announcement of dozens of school closings, Parents United for Public Education posted this statement. We will be attending the PCAPS rally at the School District, 440 N. Broad Street, tomorrow at 4 p.m. The District will announce the school closings list at a 2 p.m. press conference. Parents United statement on … Continue reading

Why we filed with the Ethics Board: The public deserves to know what’s happening here
Ethics & lobbying / Latest campaign / School closings

Why we filed with the Ethics Board: The public deserves to know what’s happening here

Yesterday, Parents United for Public Education, the Philadelphia Home and School Council and the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP filed a complaint with the City Ethics Board requesting an investigation into whether the Boston Consulting Group, private donors, and the William Penn Foundation acted as lobbyists and principals to influence policy in the School District … Continue reading

Must watch video: When private interests dictate public policy
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Must watch video: When private interests dictate public policy

Sabrina Stevens, AKA Teacher Sabrina, crashes a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) which has promoted controversial laws nationwide like Parent Trigger and Stand Your Ground. What she says next speaks exactly to a host of situations in Philadelphia including the Boston Consulting Group: “I see a a majority of private sector members … Continue reading