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.
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 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.
Video of APPS member Lisa Haver at the March 23rd SRC meeting.
Video of BayardTaylor School teacher Michelle Gainer at the March 23rd SRC meeting.
Video of Bayard Taylor School teacher Nicole Lepore-Jackson at the March 23rd SRC meeting.
Video of Bayard Taylor School teacher Liz Noone at the March 23rd SRC meeting.
Video of APPS member Ilene Poses at the March 23rd SRC meeting.
Video of APPS member Barbara Dowdall at the March 24rd SRC meeting.
Barbara’s testimony was quoted in the Inquirer report on the SRC meeting.
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Video of APPS member Cheri Micheau at the March 23rd SRC meeting.
Video of community member Tomika Anglin at the March 23rd SRC meeting.
For newspaper reports of the vote see: