Supporters of public education speak before the School Reform Commission February 15, 2018

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Click on the picture above to view all videos of supporters of public education speaking before the SRC meeting of February 15, 2018.

Click on a timestamp in the video above to select a desired speaker.

Note: The SRC placed media on row 2 in the auditorium which allowed only filming speakers from the side and frequent visual interruption from the audience. We have protested these filming conditions to no avail.


These are the transcripts of some of the testimony to the SRC. To view a transcript with their video, you need two browser windows open; one with the video above and one with the transcript page open.

Transcripts are in the order they were given at the meeting.


Vanessa SRC 2-15-18
Click this picture  to view video of Vanessa Baker’s testimony. Go to timestamp 3:30.

Click here to read the transcript of Vanessa’s testimony.


Cheri SRC 2-15-18
Click this picture  to view video of Cheri Micheau’s testimony. Go to timestamp 3:30.

Click here to read the transcript of Cheri testimony.


Diane 1
Click this picture to view video of Diane Payne’s testimony. Go to timestamp 17:48.

Click here to read the transcript of Diane’s testimony.


Karel SRC 2-15-18
Click this picture to view video of Karel Kilimnik’s testimony. Go to timestamp 21:09.

Click here to read the transcript of Karel’s testimony.


Lisa 1
Click this picture to view video of Lisa Haver’s testimony. Go to timestamp 24:55.

Click here to read the transcript of Lisa’s testimony.


 

Debbie 1
Click this picture to view video of Debbie Grill’s testimony. Go to timestamp 28:20

Click here to read the transcript of Debbie’s testimony.


Barbara Dowdall SRC 1-18-18
Click this picture to view video of Barbara Dowdall’s testimony. Go to timestamp 31:16.

Click here to read the transcript of Barbara’s testimony,


Lynda SRC 2-5-18
Click this picture to view video of Lynda Rubin’s testimony. Go to timestamp 33:54.

Click here to read the transcript of Lynda’ testimony.


Tonya SRC 2-15-18
Click this picture to view video of Tonya Bah’s testimony. Go to timestamp 40:25.

Click here to read the transcript of Tonya’s testimony.


Robin SRC 2-15-18
Click this picture to view video of Robin Lowry’s testimony. Go to timestamp 43:59.

Click here to read the transcript of Robin’s testimony.


 

Defenders of public education speak before the January 18, 2018 SRC

SRC 1-18-18

Click on the picture above to view all videos of supporters of public education speaking before the SRC meeting of January 18, 2018. Transcripts below are in the order of appearance before the SRC.

Click on a timestamp in the video above to select a desired speaker.

Note: The SRC placed media on row 2 in the auditorium which allowed only filming speakers from the side and frequent visual interruption from the audience. We have protested these filming conditions to no avail.

Also see:
SRC gives reprieves to Universal Vare, Memphis Street charters | Philadelphia Public School Notebook – January 18, 2018


These are the transcripts of some of the testimony to the SRC. See the video above for all testimony of defenders of public eduction.

Barbara Dowdall SRC 1-18-18
Click the picture to view video of Barbara’s testimony. The timestamp is 0:00.

Click here to read the transcript of Barbara Dowdall’s  testimony.


Debbie Grill SRC 5-1-17
Click the picture to see Debbie Grills testimony. She is at timestamp 3:10.

Click here to read the transcript of Debbie Grill’s testimony.


Lisa
Click the picture to view video of Lisa’s testimony. It is located at timestamp 9:34.

Click here to read the transcript of Lisa Haver’s testimony.


Ilene Poses
Click the picture to see Ilene Poses’s testimony. She is at timestamp 13:08.

Click here to read the transcript of Ilene’s testimony.


 

Karel
Click the picture to view the video of Karel Kilimnik’s testimony. It is at timestamp 16:05.

Click here to read the transcript of Karel’s testimony.


Diane Payne
Click the picture to see Diane Payne’s testimony. She is at timestamp 26:09

Click here to read the transcript of Diane’s testimony.


Tonya Bah
Click here to view Tonya Bah’s testimony. She is at timestamp 29:06.

Click here to read the transcript of Tonya’s testimony.


Kristin Luebert
Click the picture to view Kristin Luebbert’s testimony. She is at timestamp 32:00.

Click here to read the transcript of Kristin’s testimony. 


Cheri Micheau
Click the picture to view Cheri Micheau’s testimony. It is at timestamp 34:51.

Click here to read the transcript of Cheri’s post.


 

Defenders of public education speak before the December 14, 2017 SRC

SRC 12-14-17

Click on the picture to view the video of supporters of public education speaking before the SRC meeting of December 14, 2017. Speakers and transcripts are in the order of appearance before the SRC.

Also see:
School District says it did not handle incident a Solis-Cohen properly |Philadelphia Public School Notebook – December 28, 2017
See Isaac Gardners testimony at 13:17 in the video above.

Click on a timestamp to select a desired speaker. (You must start the video for timestamp to work.)

Note: The SRC placed media on row 2 in the auditorium which allowed only filming speakers from the side and frequent visual interruption from the audience. We have protested these filming conditions to no avail.


These are the transcripts of some of the testimony to the SRC. See the video above for all testimony of defenders of public eduction.

Coleman
Click the picture to view Coleman Poses’s testimony. Coleman is at timestamp 0:00.

Click here to read the transcript of Coleman’s testimony.


Karel
Click the picture to view Karel Kilimnik’s testimony. Karel is at timestamp 3:02.

Click here to read the transcript of Karel’s testimony.


Lynda
Click the picture to see the video of Lynda Rubin’s testimony. Lynda is at timestamp 6:33

Click here to read the transcript of Lynda’s testimony.


Lisa
Click the picture to view Lisa Haver’s testimony. She is at timestamp 9:48.

Click here to read the transcript of Lisa’s testimony.


Cheri Micheau's pic 3-23-17
Click Cheri Micheau’s picture to view her testimony. She is at timestamp 22:30.

Click here to read the transcript of Cheri’s testimony.


 

 

Ears on the SRC: November 16, 2017

SRC demise celebration

by Diane Payne
November 27, 2017

Victory!

All five Commissioners were present for this historic meeting of the School Reform Commission. Resolution SRC-3— Recommendation of Dissolution of the School Reform Commission was passed at 7:35 p.m. with a 3-1-1 vote. Commissioners Wilkerson, Richardson, and McGinley voted in favor, Commissioner Green voted against, and Commissioner Jimenez abstained. This joyous occasion ended sixteen years of state-imposed control of our city’s schools. There were cheers, hugs, dances, and high-fives when the resolution passed. The tireless and persistent effort of the Our Cities Our Schools coalition of parents, teachers, students, unions, and community advocacy groups made this happen. [See APPS’ statement on the end of the SRC and what should come next.]

Our City Our Schools (OCOS) and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) organized a celebratory rally outside district headquarters just before the meeting. APPS co-founder Lisa Haver addressed the crowd, along with Councilwoman Helen Gym, State Senator Vincent Hughes, PFT leaders, parents and community members. There was much to celebrate on this new day, one that signaled the end of a state-imposed system that brought austerity and corporate reform for a perfect storm of devastation to the city’s public schools

Having worked for the preservation and improvement of public education for over five years as an organization, and for many years as individuals, APPS members know that this is not the end of challenges for our school system. We will continue to advocate for the what other districts in Pennsylvania have had for many years: schools that provide the education our children deserve governed by a democratically elected school board.

Some of the Philadelphia news outlets and their coverage of this important event:

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