Friday, March 8, 2013

UPDATE: Scenes from a day of protest (with images) · PSNotebook · Storify

Scenes from a day of protest (with images) · PSNotebook · Storify:


A disappointing morning after at Germantown High and Fulton Elementary

by Neema Roshania
It was a solemn Friday morning in Northwest Philadelphia as students, parents and teachers grappled to come to terms with the School Reform Commission's decision on Thursday night to shutter three neighborhood schools.
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On Thursday, supporters of Germantown High School learned their high school would be closing.
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Listen: Hite and mayor's top education officer discuss closings vote on 'Radio Times'


Scenes from a day of protest

Protesters tried to stop the School Reform Commission from approving the District's plan to close 29 schools. After a vote, 23 schools were approved for closure.
  1. Many hundreds of protesters gathered outside School District headquarters before the 5:30 p.m. meeting of the SRC.
  2. Randi Weingarten, president of the AFT, rallied throngs of protesters, with the PFT's Jerry Jordan behind her.

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