Philadelphia Student Union Statement on School Closings

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PSU organizer Azeem Hill (center) speaking to media after being arrested for blocking the doors of the SRC meeting to prevent the vote on closings schools

Yesterday, the SRC voted to close 23 public schools in Philadelphia. We, the members of the Philadelphia Student Union, know that these closures are just the beginning of a much larger plan. The District has already laid out a five-year plan of closures that will dismantle public education. Even though some schools have been spared from this round of closures, we know that schools that have not been closed this year will certainly be on the chopping block again in the coming years. We refuse to be placated by this tactic of “saving” schools from closure.

 

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