Defenders of Public Education Speak at the April 27th SRC meeting

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On April 27th, 2017 the Philadelphia School Reform Commission met for its bimonthly Action Meeting..

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

Click on each of 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 #1: After charter speakers and before the testimony of teachers and community members, Commissioner Bill Green left the meeting without explanation. He participated in the vote on Resolutions at the end of the meeting by phone.

Commissioner Christopher McKinley did not attend the meeting or participate by phone.

The photo above show the two SRC participants during the time teachers and community members spoke to the SRC.

Note #2: The problem with the camera angle and interruptions in the field of view are due to placement of the camera. The SRC has confined our camera to a “press box” which is located in the middle of the audience thus the quality of the video.



Testimony from community members with the Save Smith School Committee.

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Click the picture to view three videos from the Save Smith School speakers.

Testimony from six Philadelphia teachers at the April 27th SRC meeting.

Keziah Ridgeway
Click the picture to view six videos of Philadelphia teachers testifying about the lack of a contract after four years.

Testimony of APPS member Deborah Grill at the April 27th SRC meeting.

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Click the picture to view the video of Debbie’s testimony.

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


Testimony of APPS member Karel Kilimnik at the April 27th SRC meeting.

Karel Kilimnik SRC 4-27-17
Click the picture to view the video of Karel’s testimony.

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


Testimony of APPS member Cheri Micheau at the April 27th SRC meeting.

Cheri Micheau SRC 4-27-17
Click the picture to view the video of Cheri’s testimony at the SRC meeting.

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


Testimony of APPS member Lisa Haver at the April 27th SRC meeting.

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Click on the picture to view Lisa’s testimony before the SRC.

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



Testimony of APPS member Diane Payne at the April 27th SRC meeting.

Diane Payne SRC 4-27-17
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Testimony of APPS member Lynda Rubin at the April 27th SRC meeting.

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Click here to read the transcript of Lynda’s testimony at the April 27th SRC meeting.



The Resolutions vote by the School Reform Commission at the end of the SRC meeting.

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Click the picture to view the video of the SRC Resolutions vote.