October 3, 2017

We Asked Mayor Kenney Directly Where He Stands on Our Timeline

For months now, we have been pushing Mayor Kenney to publicly call for the vote to end the state takeover of Philadelphia’s schools this Fall — but he has been silent on committing to bringing our schools back to local control. This week, members of the Our City Our Schools campaign from Reclaim Philadelphia found Mayor Kenney and asked him directly if he would commit to getting our schools back this year. Check out what he says:

To get the Philadelphia schools back to local control by next school year, the vote to abolish the state-controlled School Reform Commission must happen in the next few months according to state law. If it doesn’t happen this year, then we run the risk of a Republican Governor running our schools. We need local control NOW, not in 2018!