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    Campaign Updates

August 9, 2017

It’s Time for Mayor Kenney to Publicly Commit to #AbolishTheSRC

Our City Our Schools Campaign Calls on Mayor Kenney to Publicly Commit to Abolition of School Reform Commission in the Fall

Groups Call on Mayor to Create Transition Taskforce to Lead City-Wide Discussion on School Governance


PHILADELPHIA — On Wednesday, August 9th at noon, members of the Our City Our Schools coalition held a press conference, calling on Mayor Kenney, Governor Wolf and SRC Commissioners to call the vote to abolish the School Reform Commission this coming Fall 2017. Two weeks ago, members of the coalition met with Jim Engler and Otis Hackney from the Mayor’s Office and asked for a public commitment to sign on to the Our City Our Schools timeline that calls for abolition of the SRC by the Fall of 2017. The Mayor’s office has yet to respond to the demand. Throughout the summer, the Our City Our Schools coalition also met with SRC Commissioners Wilkerson, McGinley and Richman, who expressed support. However, Chair Wilkerson has yet to put abolishing the SRC on a meeting agenda. Read More