Campaign: Parking Authority windfall should be win-win for Philadelphia
District budget / Latest campaign

Campaign: Parking Authority windfall should be win-win for Philadelphia

What public agency has more than $230 million in revenues and some of the highest salaries in town, but doesn’t feel like sharing a $75 million windfall with the schools it’s supposed to help fund? Yup. That would be the Philadelphia Parking Authority. This spring, the PPA will put up for sale the first of … Continue reading

A new year: Celebrating parents on the move!
About Parents United / Smart stuff

A new year: Celebrating parents on the move!

Philadelphia’s schools may have faced their greatest challenges this year, but those challenges were met by a powerful force of parent and civic activism that pushed back against a failing schools narrative and demanded the attention and action of the District, the media and our elected officials. Together parents have made public education the number … Continue reading

Ethics & lobbying / Press Releases / Your vote

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