I urge you to support strong public schools for our children and the future of Pennsylvania over interests of weathly corporations.
Dismantling public education by cutting school budgets and privatizing schools hurts our children now – and it jeopardizes their future.
It also kills good jobs that our economy urgently needs. Many public school workers also are parents of school-age children. These families will get hit twice, with their kids losing access to decent public schools and parents losing jobs.
Many schools may be closed by 2013 – and by December 31, 2012 every single bus driver, bus attendant, custodian, engineer and maintenance worker will be out of a job in Philadelphia. Workers are offering to cut costs, save jobs and keep providing Philadelphia’s school children with a safe, clean, learning environment.
Please do the right thing. Protect our public schools in Pennsylvania.