Philadelphia’s citizens, teachers and students are fighting to save their public school system. And they’re not backing down.
According to a video-article posted on Upworthy, the School Reform Commission is “a five-member unelected panel that has run Philadelphia’s schools since 2001.” And, without asking the opinion of anyone outside their committee, the SRC voted to close 23 of Philadelphia’s public schools due to lack of funding.
Outrage is pretty much a cheap understatement when it comes to the reaction of those affected by the decision.
The above video is just shy of six minutes—watch it. I promise you this won’t be the last of these types of decisions. And hopefully, this won’t be the last of these types of reactions.