current issues / Parent Voice / Policy / Safe Schools

It can happen here. Are we ready?

SDP needs to develop an Active Shooter policy and procedure that keeps children safe. Continue reading

Latest campaign / Parent Voice / Safe Schools

Philadelphia’s Filthy Schools Continue

Philadelphia public schools have a long history of neglected hazards and deferred maintenance.  For many years Philadelphia’s school children have had to exist and try to learn in conditions where the air is contaminated with mold spores, water fountains are lead contaminated, schools are unable to control the internal temperatures, asbestos exposures and rodent infestation … Continue reading

Parent Voice / Special Education

Call to Action: Did your child experience significant teacher vacancies during 2015-16/ 2016-17 school years? Public Interest Law Center would like to speak with you.

The Law Center is interested in speaking with parents/guardians whose children were enrolled in the School District of Philadelphia during the 2015-2016/2016-2017 school years in special education programs that experienced significant teacher vacancies (List of Schools for Plaintiff identification purposes) and who were not granted compensatory education related to those vacancies. This may include, but is not limited … Continue reading

Parent Voice / Safe Schools

The Aftermath: Time for an Emergency Procedure policy

This past May, there was a horrific bus accident involving eighth grade students, staff and parents of Charles W. Henry Elementary school. All 30 passengers and driver were injured when a car collided with the charter bus and eventually overturned on I-95. It is understood that this was indeed an accident. However, everything … Continue reading

Safe Schools / Uncategorized

Philadelphia’s children need better access to breakfast.

  SRC Testimony given April 27, 2017 – Access to Breakfast Good Afternoon, I am here on behalf of Parents United for Public Education to speak in support of Access to Breakfast. Of course, we do not agree with current White House administration who has stated there were not outcomes to defend free and reduced … Continue reading


After the election – Welcome to our new future :(

We wish we could provide a more insightful blob post, but there are already great investigative works out there. Please take some time to inform yourself on the latest Secretary of Education appointment. Public education is incredibly important to our republic. We do need to fight for it more than we think we should have … Continue reading

Choice/Charters / Ethics & lobbying

Councilwoman Gym’s statement on the Board of Ethics Settlement with Mastery Charter

“Last school year, the School Reform Commission approved Mastery’s bid to take over the Wister School in an unprecedented 11th hour move that went against the recommendation of Superintendent Hite. Now we know that Mastery engaged in an expensive lobbying campaign to ensure that result, in the process tearing apart a community and subjecting school … Continue reading