Defenders of Public Education Speak Before the Board of Education, October 18, 2018

SB 7-9-18

Click on the individual’s name to read the transcript of his or her testimony.  You can watch their testimony at the video of the October Board of Education meeting here.



Home and School Association

Katrina Clark

Shakeda Gaines


APPS and Community Members

Catherine Blunt

Eileen Duffey

Jesse Gottschalk

Karel Kilimnik

Ilene Poses



The Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools is a grass-roots organization of parents, community members, and school staff—including teachers, school nurses, librarians, counselors and safety staff—dedicated to the preservation of public schools. APPS is an independent organization with no political or union affiliation. We are entirely self-funded and do not take financial donations from outside sources. All members donate their time and receive no salary.