Education Activists React to SRC Commissioner’s MSNBC Appearance

 

jimenez on joy reid show

Philadelphians who happened to be watching the Joy Reid show, which was aired nationally on MSNBC on Saturday, July 23, were surprised to see SRC Commissioner Farah Jimenez on a panel of “everyday voters” who said they were still undecided on the presidential election.  Two of those viewers were APPS members Lynda Rubin and Lisa Haver.  They sent the following letter to Commissioner Jimenez earlier this week:

Click here to read the letter to SRC Commissioner Farah Jimenez

Ears on the SRC – July 1, 2016

SRC 7-1-16 #1

By Lynda Rubin

July 11, 2016

This Philadelphia School Reform Commission meeting, which had been posted for months for June 30 at 5:30pm, was changed just a couple of weeks before to Friday, July 1 at 10:00 am. Chairwoman Marjorie Neff introduced attendees to a “special meeting” of the SRC, but it was actually the Action Meeting for July. Moving a meeting to the Friday morning of the July 4th week-end continues the SRC’s pattern of changing meetings to days and times more difficult for parents and public to attend. (Last month, the SRC voted to change its 5:30 meeting time to 4:30; no reason was given.) Feather Houston was absent but participated by phone.

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APPS members testimony to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission – July 1, 2016

SRC 7-1-16 #4

On July 1, 2016 the Philadelphia School Reform Commission held its monthly meeting.

This is the testimony of members of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools at this meeting.

Each  of the two  videos can be viewed here.

Click on the pictures below to view the individual video.


Karel Kilimnik SRC testimony 7-1-16

Video of APPS member Karel Kilimnik testifying at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission meeting – July 1, 2016.

The transcript of Karel’s testimony.


Ilene Poses SRC testimony 7-1-16

Video of APPS member Ilene Poses singing at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission meeting – July 1, 2016.

The transcript of Ilene’s song.