Mayor Nutter: Fully Fund Philly Schools
After closing 24 neighborhood schools and laying off more than 3,500 teachers and school support staff, Mayor Nutter has done the bare minimum to make sure the schools open on time. Mayor Nutter announced that he will be borrowing $50 million to open schools this year, but those funds are not enough. The doors may open to our students, but they will face overflowing classes with no arts, music or extracurricular activities, and their schools won’t have enough staff to provide them individual attention and support. Philadelphia children deserve better.
We must reclaim the promise of public education in Philadelphia.
Tell Mayor Nutter that all Philadelphia children deserve more. They deserve leadership that invests in their schools, their futures and their neighborhoods. Tell Mayor Nutter to fully fund Philadelphia schools now.