Supporters of public education speak before the School Reform Commission February 22, 2018

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Click on the picture above to view all videos of supporters of public education speaking before the SRC meeting of February 22, 2018.

The video concludes with the SRC discussion and vote on whether to ratify seven new charters.

Click on a timestamp in the video above to select a desired speaker.

Note: The SRC places media on row 2 in the auditorium which allowed only filming speakers from the side and frequent visual interruption from the audience. We have protested these filming conditions to no avail.


These are transcripts of some of the testimony to the SRC. Transcripts are listed in the order they were given at the SRC meeting.

Karel Kilimnik
Click the picture to read the transcript of Karel Kilimnik’s testimony.
Lynda SRC 2-22-18
Click the picture to read the transcript of Lynda Rubin’s testimony.


Diane Payne
Click the picture to read the transcript of Diane Payne’s testimony.
Amy Roat
Click the picture to read the transcript of Amy Roat’s testimony.
Alex 2
Click the picture to read the transcript of Alexandra Yagilowich’s testimony.

For reports on the charter vote see:

SRC denies six charters and approves one with conditions by Greg Windle and Dale Mezzacapa | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Philly will get one new charter school; SRC denies 6 more by Kristen Graham and Maddie Hanna | Philadelphia Inquirer