APPS and Community Members Speak Before the Board of Education 4.22.2021

Transparent Budget Process Needed; Reverse Speaker Procedure; Deny Item 4 KIPP Schools

by Karel Kilimnik

Equity in Resources–Certified Teacher Librarians

by Barbara McDowell Dowdall

Nuanced Compassion of Caring Adults

by Ilene Poses

Equitable Resources and a People’s Master Facilities Plan

by Akira Drake Rodriguez

Invest in Our Children

by Molly McGlone

Will Budget Office Cherry-Pick Results to Fit Their Priorities?

by Daniel Scholnick

Do the Right Thing to Gain Back Community Trust

by Stephanie Fahringer

Defenders of Public Education Speak before Board of Education: March 25, 2021

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Certified Teacher Librarians in School Libraries Improve Reading by Deborah Grill

The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is for Good People to Say Nothing by Lisa Haver

BOE Self-Serving Guides and Guardrails and Other Negative Behavior by Karel Kilimnik

Budgets by Kristin Luebbert

Transparency Matters by Diane Payne

Defenders of Public Education Speak Before the BOE, January 28, 2021

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It is Time for a Change by Dana Carter

Restoration of School Libraries with Certified Teacher Librarians (CTL’s) by Barbara McDowell Dowdall

Goals and Guardrails Do Not Hold Hite Accountable by Lisa Haver

Community Disengagement Explodes by Karel Kilimnik

Data Dazzle with New Glossary, or Equity? by Robin Lowry

Action Item 16: Spending $300K on a Program to Help Schools “Keep Track” of PBIS Points and Rewards by Kristin Luebbert

Simplify the Student Name Change Process by Maddie Luebbert

“Demotion” of the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs by Dr. Cheri Michaeu

Silencing Voices of Philadelphians Who Care about Their Public Schools by Diane Payne

It’s the same old song, with the same old meaning, and it’s still plain wrong [wasting $300,000 on positive motivation program] by Ilene Poses

So Very Many Things Wrong, So Many Excuses by Zoe Rooney

Limiting Public Testimony in the Wake of Reopening Schools by Sonia Rosen

Action Item 16 Contracts with Motivating Systems LLC and Kickboard, Inc. by Lynda Rubin

Defenders of Public Education Speak Before the BOE, December 10, 2020

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Eli Broad Rules at 440 N. Broad Street by Barbara McDowdall Dowdall

Closing Sheppard Elementary Will Hurt the Community by Keely Gray

Vote No on Relay G.S.E. by Deborah Grill

Board Turns Its Back on Students, Parents, Educators, Community by Lisa Haver

Goals & Guardrails: BOE Needs to Listen to Students, Parents and Teachers by Stephanie King

Quashing Public Engagement by Karel Kliminik

Against New Spending by Maddie Luebbert