As the District grapples with how to slash $629 million in spending for next year to balance its budget, activists continue to condemn the education funding cuts proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett.
But the budget crisis has prompted a variety of other responses by local advocates and activists, including ideas on how to reduce the impact on schools and proposals to shift more power to schools in the budget-cutting process.
Tue. Apr. 5. Protect Public Education Rally. 7:30 a.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. Buses will depart from District headquarters and head to Harrisburg to rally for keeping education funding intact. Seats are still available for this free event, and anyone who is interested is welcome to come. For information and to sign up, call Evelyn Sample-Oates at 215-400-4041 or 215-400-4042, or email email@example.com.