440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
May 14, 2012
Dear members of the School Reform Commission,
On Tuesday evening there will be a rally outside Prince Theater (1412 Chestnut Street) at 4pm protesting the cuts in education implemented during Governor Corbett’s tenure thus far. I urge you to attend and see the turmoil the citizens are feeling over the policies he has enacted over the past year and a half. While funding for schools from k-12 and higher education has been reduced, more money has been spent on incarceration: this is not fair nor is it right.
I have asked before for assistance in pushing the Governor to see and understand the needs of citizen in Philadelphia. As a governing body partially appointed by him, it only seems fair to deal directly with him in order to support us in fixing this crisis.
I witnessed a 15 year old girl derail a budget meeting on Thursday night and entirely change the direction of conversation with the simple action of talking. We need you to talk to Governor Corbett to hear and understand how educating the youth of Philadelphia is in his best interest. Instead of forgetting kids who are dealing with poverty at home and lack of resources at school, making our School District one in which students are proud to attend and can persevere when hitting obstacles.
Come to the rally on Tuesday, May 15 at 4pm outside the Prince Theater. I will join you in pressuring our Governor to do what is right.
One Letter Per Day Campaign