Day One of the Bus Tour for the Schools Our Children Deserve


The bus sprung a gas leak, the clouds threatened rain, but the Pennslyvania Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools bus tour launched anyway at Spring Garden School.

Speakers including Pastor Mark Tyler from Mother Bethel AME Church and POWER, Jerry Jordan, President of the PFT, Sheila Armstrong, Spring Garden parent and POWER leader, and Kia Hinton, Chair woman of ACTION United, spoke about the state of our schools and the need for full, fair, funding now. Passing a tax on Marcellus Shale and a funding formula that ends the racial and class disparities in the way education is funded in Pennsylvania were common themes.

The tour will go to over a dozen different communities across the state, culminating in Harrisburg on June 29th when an occupation of the capitol focused on getting the state legislature to pass a budget. will begin.

For regular updates on the tour and the fight for the state budget go to:

Pictures from the incomparable Harvey Finkle

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