PCAPS In The News: National Coverage of School Closing Fight

Philadelphia Teachers Take School Closings Fight Citywide

Photo: Justin Harrison/PCAPS.


Philadelphians rallied against the closing of one out of every six city schools. “Nothing will be left but a brainless future,” students warned. When the Philadelphia school district announced plans to shut one out of every six schools and uproot 17,000 students, teachers realized it would take a citywide fight to stop the 37 closures.

“It’s all hands on deck,” said third-grade teacher Hillary Linardopoulos. “Everybody needs to be in the mix.”

The Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools (PCAPS) is protesting at schools slated for closure and at the central district office, and is holding big rallies, town hall meetings, and candlelight.

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