Board Must Reject All New Charter School Applications

by Deborah Grill, Lisa Haver and Diane Payne Every new charter school application is a budgetary and community assault on our current public school system as every charter school represents an unfunded state mandate. The charter school experiment concocted over twenty years ago–an experiment on mostly poor, urban, black and brown children–has failed. Clearly inadequate … Continue reading Board Must Reject All New Charter School Applications

Philadelphia Board of Education Testimonies and Remarks, January 27, 2022

Click on the title to read. One Year Anniversary--Silence the Public, Shield the Board by Diane Payne Penn Undermines Citizenry by Phil Gentry A Philip Randolph Career Technical High School and Others by Barbara McDowell Dowdall Distant, Insular Board; Item 17 Wm. Penn Foundation Grant By Lynda Rubin Board Views Testifiers as Nuisances by Lisa … Continue reading Philadelphia Board of Education Testimonies and Remarks, January 27, 2022

Board Puts Another Brick in the Wall

Ears on the Board of Education: January 27, 2022 by Diane Payne With all District schools and offices open, the Board again held a meeting in which almost half of its members stayed home. They declined, without explanation, to attend in person, including Maria McColgan, a vocal supporter of the “open schools no matter what” … Continue reading Board Puts Another Brick in the Wall