Today, Media Mobilizing Project, announces part 5 in the Revival from the Roots Series. The series follows myriad Philadelphia School District students, parents and caregivers, staff, and teachers, along with Helen Gym, Co-Founder of Parents United for Public Educati
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Media Mobilizing Project presents a preview of part 5 in the Revival from the Roots Series, which follows Helen Gym, Co-Founder of Parents United for Public Education, and Jerry Jordan, President of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, as they tour Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Schoo
Thousands of Philadelphians took to the street on MLK day to march for jobs, justice and education. Organized by a broad coalition of over two dozen community, faith and labor organizations, the march was part of the growing Black Lives Matter movement, connecting the dots between police brutality, poverty, and cuts to public education.
Even as Philadelphia school year began amidst ongoing deficit concerns, school closures, and employee layoffs, few could have predicted that the School District of Philadelphia would take an even bigger hit. That hit came in the form of a sudden action from the School Reform Commission.