Message to Candidates: Schools Not Prisons

Faith leaders, union members, and advocates for both education and ending mass incarceration spoke and gave witness outside the gubernatorial debate at the WKYW studios in center city.   Christian, Muslim and Jewish clergy sounded the call for a fair funding formula as a critical step in achieveing education justice.  Hakim Ali from Decarcerate PA demanded both candidates call for halting prison construction and ending policies of mass incarceration.   Ron Whitehorne from PCAPS highlighted our five point education platform (see below) and characterized defunding education and locking away inner city youth in prison as “two sides of the same coin.”

Hakiim Ali of Decarcerate PA

Hakiim Ali of Decarcerate PA

Bishop Dwayne Royster from POWER

Bishop Dwayne Royster from POWER

PCAPS Coordinator Ron Whitehorne

PCAPS Coordinator Ron Whitehorne

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One Response to Message to Candidates: Schools Not Prisons

  1. Bill Samuel says:

    Sort of ironic that things are being portrayed as one type of mass incarceration vs. another.

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