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General News    H4'ed 6/24/19

What Philly Taught Us: How Philadelphia Activists Beat School Privatization to Restore Local Control - Netroots Nation

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Philadelphia activists fought back and regained democracy. 'State control of Philadelphia’s schools came to an end in November 2017. This was an historic event, long in the making by a resistance campaign by  Netroots Nation!  State control cut expenses & staff, closed neighborhood schools, and imposed “school choice.' Philly saw its core institutions ripped out & replaced with schools operated by private interests with no knowledge of community values & culture.' For more than a decade, Netroots Nation hosted the largest annual conference for progressives. Attendees are online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media makers, professionals from advocacy orgs progressive companies or labor unions. Next session is July 11-13 in Philadelphia. choose from 80+ panels, 60+ training sessions, inspiring keynotes, caucuses, film screenings and lots of networking and social events.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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