Philadelphia students, teachers and parents plead with Council for school money
by thenotebook on Apr 30 2013 Posted in Latest news
by Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks
Parents and other Philadelphia School District supporters are pleading with City Council to approve an additional $60 million for education.
Carol Blum has two daughters in Meredith Elementary School in Queen Village. She says it's embarrassing how the school-funding issue is being handled.
"I'm ashamed to say that our city and state has such little regard for the most vulnerable among us, children and young people," she said at a Tuesday public hearing in Council Chambers.