Surviving my first week: “This school year will be a marathon”
About Parents United / School opening

Surviving my first week: “This school year will be a marathon”

If you are interested in filing a complaint with the PA Dept. of Education about educational deficiencies in your child’s school, please check out our Know Your Rights Toolkit here! I was not enthusiastic about the start of this school year. I am well aware of the lack of funding and staffing in District schools. … Continue reading

Must watch video of the day: “They’re not just hurting people who lost their jobs. They’re hurting the kids.”
Safe Schools / School closings

Must watch video of the day: “They’re not just hurting people who lost their jobs. They’re hurting the kids.”

Parents at the former Wilson Elementary School in West Philadelphia have been protesting the un-monitored dangerous 1.2 mile walk to their new school, Lea Elementary. Despite bizarrely bloviated promises from the city’s Walk Safe Program – the directors said they would have 260 volunteers present daily for the 24 schools which closed last spring – … Continue reading

Gloves off: It’s time for parents to exercise our legal rights
District budget / Latest campaign

Gloves off: It’s time for parents to exercise our legal rights

As we enter the school year, the purposeful underfunding and abuse of the state-controlled School District has never been more clear: 24 school closings. Children headed to schools even worse off than the ones they attended. Every single school across the city crippled by the deliberate refusal to staff them safely and responsibly. As the … Continue reading

Back to School: It’s so much worse than you think
District budget / School opening

Back to School: It’s so much worse than you think

“Philadelphia, Mississippi 1963: No black children allowed in libraries Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013: No school libraries” [This post has been updated: Check our Know Your Rights page to learn how to file a complaint] On Tuesday, dozens of parents came out to District headquarters to finally gain some answers to rumors, questions and fears surrounding the … Continue reading