APPS and community members testimony before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission – November 15, 2016

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On November 15, 2016 the Philadelphia School Reform Commission met for its monthly Action Meeting.

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

Click on the pictures below to view individual videos. Speakers are in order of appearance at the SRC meeting.



Video of parent Linda Barnes testifying before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission hearing – November 15, 2016.

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Video of APPS member Lisa Haver testifying before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission hearing – November 15, 2016.

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Clie here to read the transcript of Lisa’s testimony.


Video of APPS member Barbara Dowdall testifying before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission hearing – November 15, 2016.

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Click here to read the transcript of Barbara’s testimony.


Six videos of teacher Marianne Kennedy and her supporters who testified against her threatened termination of employment by the SRC.

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Video of APPS member and teacher  Kristen Luebbert testifying before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission hearing – November 15, 2016.

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Click here to read the transcript of Kristen’s testimony.


Video of APPS member Deborah Grill testifying before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission hearing – November 15, 2016.

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Click here to read the transcript of Debbie’s testimony.


Video of APPS member Karel Kilimnik testifying before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission hearing – November 15, 2016.

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Click here to read the transcript of Karel’s testimony.


Video of APPS member Diane Payne testifying before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission hearing – November 15, 2016. Note the dispute with Superintendent Hite about under resourced schools at the end of the video.

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Click here to read the transcript of Diane’s testimony.