Statement of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools in Solidarity with the African-American Community, June 2020

The members of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools stand in solidarity with the African-American community in protest of the police murder of George Floyd. This murder, and the many brutal murders of Black people at the hands of the police preceding it, screams out for an end to police brutality and an end to the criminalization and mass incarceration of African-Americans. The shocking tear-gassing and physical assaults by police on peaceful protestors and journalists offer a glimpse into the treatment of African-Americans and other people of color every day.

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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.