440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
May 25, 2012
Dear members of the School Reform Commission,
For the past 19 school days I have been writing letters daily in order to attempt some kind of response regarding current issues facing the School District of Philadelphia. Unfortunately, what I have written has garnered no response. I understand you all have very busy schedules and must focus on the trials affecting our students and schools but I have to wonder if this is indicative of the larger problem I have referred to so many times in my letters: lack of transparency and public knowledge of the internal activities of the School Reform Commission.
As this letter comes just as a long weekend approaches I will keep it short and to the point: we need to know that you are listening to us. The students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community-members need to know that you are assimilating what we are saying so we are not detrimentally affected by your decisions. Unfortunately, that has not been the case in recent weeks and months. Please take time to think about how to be more open with what you do so that we understand and, maybe, support it.
One Letter Per Day Campaign