Mass School Closings, Privatization of Public Education, the Proposed Teachers Contract
We are facing Austerity Measures like never before in Philadelphia.
If the School District passes their proposal to close our schools and hand more over to private contractors, then it will embolden them to push for even more egregious budget cuts in the next contract. This will mean undercutting teachers and staff, destabilizing our schools, and jeopardizing the education and future opportunities of ALL of the children in our city.
Now, more than ever, teachers must show our collective force, as we stand with parents, students, and other workers across the city to say:
DON’T CLOSE OUR SCHOOLS.
INVEST IN PUBLIC EDUCATION.
GIVE OUR COMMUNITIES WHAT WE DESERVE.
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This week — Take Action!
Keep Our Schools Open!
Where’s Mayor Nutter?
Tuesday, March 5th
Rally at City Hall – NE corner
Mayor Nutter has refused to fight for our schools. He has two appointees on the School Reform Commission, and could affect the vote on closing public schools. He has yet to lift a finger to fight for the funding we desperately need. In fact, he has chosen not to enforce laws that could raise money for the schools. Enough is enough.
Mayor Nutter, you need to be the LEADER we voted for and fight for your city!
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Thursday, March 7th
440 N. Broad Street
Anytime after 3:30pm