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

Ethics Board responds to Parents United lobbying complaint
Ethics & lobbying / School closings

Ethics Board responds to Parents United lobbying complaint

[Updated]   If it walks like lobbying and talks like lobbying, is it lobbying? That’s the question Parents United for Public Education and our partners asked a year ago to the City Ethics Board regarding an independent contract between the William Penn Foundation and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to re-make Philadelphia’s public schools. Our complaint … Continue reading

Awake You Sleeping Giant!
About Parents United / District budget / Latest campaign

Awake You Sleeping Giant!

Despite the frigid temperature on Thursday afternoon, over 100 people crowded the corners of Bustleton and Cottman Avenues, one of the busiest intersections in Northeast Philadelphia chanting to the beat of Northeast High School’s marching band: “S.O.S. – Save our Schools!” “Whose schools? Our Schools!” The rally – supported by PCAPs and Parents United for … Continue reading