Petition statement to be delivered to The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, and Governor Tom Corbett

Our City, Our Schools

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Our City, Our Schools

To be delivered to The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, and Governor Tom Corbett

Petition Statement

Thirteen years ago, the state took over Philadelphia's schools in what was seen as the most radical reform ever undertaken in a large urban school district. Ever since, our schools have declined, while parents, students, educators and ordinary citizens have been shut out of decision-making.

As a first step to revitalizing public education, it’s time to abolish the School Reform Commission and replace it with a school board elected by the people of Philadelphia.

We call on elected officials to support House Bill 1821 introduced by State Rep. Mark Cohen that would return our schools to local control and create an elected board with power to raise revenue.
There are currently 847 signatures. NEW goal - We need 1,000 signatures!

Petition Background

This petition is about the future of public education in Philadelphia

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