Community Member Testimony at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission Meeting – August 20, 2015


On Thursday, August 20th, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, the appointed body that has been managing the School District since 2001, held a public Action meeting. A number of measures were adopted which advance the privatization agenda of corporate education reformers begun in 2001 and has kicked into high gear in the last few years.

Here are ten videos of testimony by APPS members and other community members about the SRC’s plans. Videos are in the order of the testimony at the meeting. (One video is on page 2.)

For details on some of the resolutions, see the August 20th School Reform Commission Resolutions and APPS Comments post on this website.


The Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools is a grass-roots organization of parents, community members, and school staff—including teachers, school nurses, librarians, counselors and safety staff—dedicated to the preservation of public schools. APPS is an independent organization with no political or union affiliation. We are entirely self-funded and do not take financial donations from outside sources. All members donate their time and receive no salary.