Ilene Poses testimony to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission July 1, 2016

Ilene Poses SRC testimony 7-1-16

SING TO – THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND by Woody Guthrie

These schools are your schools these schools are our schools

From northeast Philly to Cobbs Creek Parkway

They need support and more state funding

These schools were made for you and me.


The SRC’s plan is just to privatize

Give Mastery Wister

Excuse failing Stetson

Cut building maintenance

Add scripted lessons

And what ever happened to libraries?

 

These schools were made for you and me.

 

Instead of art and music spending

They turn ‘round schools, hold secret meetings

Instead of counselors

They move ‘round faculty

When – what’s needed is stability.

 

Where is the SRC’s accountability?

When we ask questions

They act above the law.

There are no checks on those appointed

When can we lose the SRC?

 

These schools are your schools….