Defenders of Public Education Speak at the March 23, 2017 SRC Meeting

 

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On March 23rd, 2017 the Philadelphia School Reform Commission met for its second Action Meeting in March.

This is testimony of members of parents, teachers and members of the  Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools at the meeting

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

Click here to see all of the videos.

Note: The SRC continues to make videoing of their meetings difficult. They confine press to a severely restricted “press area” which makes optimal videoing impossible. In the past videoing was from the left side of the auditorium where there is little traffic or little obstruction of the field of view. The new “press area” is on the right side of the auditorium which has heavy audience traffic and conversation. Also, filming of speakers must be from behind so you rarely get to see their faces. Any obstructions that you see in these videos are the responsibility of the SRC.

APPS protests this infringement of our rights to press freedom and freedom of speech in our right to report to the public about SRC meetings.


Video of  APPS member Karel Kilimnik at the March 23rd SRC meeting.Karel Kilimnik SRC 3-23-17

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



Video of APPS member Tonya Bah at the March 23rd SRC meeting. Be sure to view the end of the video to see Superintendent Hite’s response to Tonya’s testimony.

Tonya Bah SRC 3-23-17

Click here to read Tonya’s response to Superintendent Hite’s comment at the end of her testimony and to read the transcript of her SRC testimony.


Video of APPS member Lisa Haver at the March 23rd SRC meeting.

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

Click here to view Lisa’s comment after the SRC’s Lump Sum Budget vote.


Video of BayardTaylor School teacher Michelle Gainer at the March 23rd SRC meeting.

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


Video of Bayard Taylor School teacher Nicole Lepore-Jackson at the March 23rd SRC meeting.

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

Click here to see Nicole’s comment after the SRC budget vote.


Video of Bayard Taylor School teacher Liz Noone at the March 23rd SRC meeting.

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


Video of APPS member Ilene Poses at the March 23rd SRC meeting.

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


Video of APPS member Barbara Dowdall at the March 24rd SRC meeting.

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

Barbara’s testimony was quoted in the Inquirer report on the SRC meeting.

Split SRC approves plan to spend $2.9 billion in 2017-18 – March 23, 2017


Video of APPS member  Cheri Micheau at the March 23rd SRC meeting.

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Click here for the transcript of Cheri’s testimony


Video of community member Tomika Anglin at the March 23rd SRC meeting.

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 This video is the the School Reform Commission’s discussion and vote on the Lump Sum Budget FY 2018 – 22. It includes response by Commissioner Green to some of the testimony. It also includes comments from the audience.
SRC budget vote

For newspaper reports of the vote see:

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SRC to city, state leaders: Show Us the Money – Notebook – March 24, 2017