Town Hall Meeting for Local Control of Philly Schools

PA Working Families was part of a great coalition-led event in West Philly last night, in our campaign to dump the state-led School Reform Commission in Philly, and restore local control of the Philly schools. (It was jointly sponsored by us, CPD affiliate Action United, and PCAPS, which is the local school funding coalition.) 3 TV stations came, here’s the CBS coverage:

Over 100 people came to hang out in a church basement to hear about the next steps in the campaign, to send postcards, make phone calls, sign up for door shifts and send emails to City Council. We had a moment of silence at the beginning, in solidarity with Ferguson, MO. (a larger demo was held at the same time as our event, in Center City).