Statement on Philadelphia delegation call for $45 million: It’s not enough

“It’s not enough.”   Parents United for Public Education supports the call of the Philadelphia delegation for the state to immediately release the $45 million due to the Philadelphia public schools, but we want to be clear: It’s not enough. The $45 million is federal money already due to the Philadelphia schools. For the stateContinue reading “Statement on Philadelphia delegation call for $45 million: It’s not enough”

Parents United statement on proposed education funds from City Council

This is a defining moment for public education in the City of Philadelphia. Never has so much been on the line – from thousands of essential jobs for Philadelphians to fundamental educational programs and services. In the past month, thousands of Philadelphians have marched at City Hall and lobbied City Council on behalf of supportingContinue reading “Parents United statement on proposed education funds from City Council”

This is not a school: Parents United statement on district layoffs

[Update: The District has actually issued 3,783 layoffs, over 20% of its total staff.] “This is not a school” Parents United for Public Education Statement on District layoffs, June 7, 2013 3,000 layoffs.  Aides, secretaries, nurses, librarians, art and music teachers, classroom teachers, assistant principals, counselors—people who have worked in our children’s schools for years,Continue reading “This is not a school: Parents United statement on district layoffs”

Parents United statement: Contracts should advance teaching & learning, not degrade them

Parents United for Public Education: Statement on Philadelphia Teachers contract Parents United for Public Education believes that the upcoming contract negotiations with the teachers’ union are an important opportunity to advance a vision of quality teaching and learning across the city. While we recognize the dire financial situation of the District, we are appalled at suggestionsContinue reading “Parents United statement: Contracts should advance teaching & learning, not degrade them”

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 onContinue reading “Statement on pending school closings”