by Ken Derstine
May 26, 2018
Video by Deborah Grill
Transcripts of some of the speakers before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.
Speakers are in order of appearance before the SRC.
Click on the picture above to see video of the SRC speakers. Click on a timestamp to select a specific speaker.
Speakers are in the order of their appearance at the meeting.
Click on Ilene Poses’s picture to read the lyrics of Ilene’s song to the SRC.
Click on Coleman Poses’s picture to read the transcript of his testimony to the SRC.
Click the picture to read the transcript of Karel Kilimnik’s testimony to the SRC.
Click the picture to read the transcript of Lisa Haver’s testimony to the SRC.
Click the picture to read the transcript of Alison McDowell’s testimony to the SRC.
The following article was published by the Philadelphia Public School Notebook.
Due to space limitations the Notebook article was limited to 800 words.
Below is the full 1217 word version of the post.
Click on the picture above to view all supporters of public education speaking before the SRC meeting of April 26, 2018. (Click on the arrowed square in the bottom right of the viewing window for full screen view.)
Linda Cliatt-Wayman, former principal Strawberry Mansion High School 0:00
Melvin Sharpe, Strawberry Mansion community member 3:18
Ameera Sullivan, Strawberry Mansion counselor 6:30
Ruth Birchett, Strawberry Mansion community member 9:48
Lisa Haver, Alliance for Philadelphia public schools 12:53
Alison McDowell, community member
Tue Ho, Strawberry Mansion community member 19:45
Shirley Hooks, Strawberry Mansion community member 22:46
Diane Payne, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools 25:05
Julie Nichols, teacher, Strawberry Mansion High School 28:02
Cheri Michael, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools 30:39
Lynda Rubin, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools 34:06
Karel Kilimnik, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools 37:14
Barbara Dowdall, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools 40:12
Objection to Commissioner Green voting 42:11
Vote on renewal of Eastern University Academy Charter School 42:40
Vote on Revised Charter Application for Franklin Towne Charter Middle School 45:19
Closing remarks by Superintendent Hite regarding Strawberry Mansion High School 50:57
Note: The SRC places media on row 2 in the auditorium which allows only filming speakers from the side and frequent visual interruption from the audience. We have protested these filming conditions to no avail.