Defenders of Public Education Speak before the BOE, June 27, 2019


Click on the individual’s name to read the transcript of his or her testimony.

Barbara Dowdall

Deborah Grill

Lisa Haver

Diane Payne

Ilene Poses

Lynda Rubin


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.