Education Not Deportation

Start: January 19, 2017 4:00 PM

Location:Philadelphia School District Building440 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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For our Philadelphia schools to survive Trump, we need to be the ones making the decisions over our schools -- not Donald Trump, nor his Republican friends in Pennsylvania legislature. This means we need to get rid of the state-appointed School Reform Commission and return our schools to local control, where parents, teachers and community members can get a real say in how our schools run and operate. In the next few months, we will have a an opportunity to abolish the School Reform Commission once and for all. With three new members of the SRC, we look forward to Chair Joyce Wilkerson bringing to the floor the vote to abolish in the next few months.

As Trump makes his plans to try to deport undocumented people, we need the School Reform Commission to pledge to make our schools solidarity spaces so that all children can learn without the fear of deportations. Additionally our schools need to reassure students of color, religious minorities and LGBTQ youth that they will be protected following Trump's hate filled campaign. We will call on the SRC at their meeting to pledge no cooperation with ICE or other deportation attempts. More can be found here

4PM: Education Not Deportations at Philadelphia School District (meet inside 440 N Broad) to demand Philadelphia schools become solidarity spaces against deportations, racism and bullying.