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Open Letter to the School Reform Commission

We call on the School Reform Commission to reject the plan to convert three more schools to charters. The now five year old Renaissance Charter program has not delivered the promised educational gains, contributes to the District’s financial woes, and denies stakeholders a role in deciding how our schools can be improved. Instead we call on the SRC to commit to a transparent and democratic process to make these three schools transformative community schools. Community schools have a proven track record of success in a growing number of cities around the country, like Cincinnati where graduation rates have increased dramatically and racial achievement gap has shrunk.

List in Formation


American Federation of Teachers, Pennsylvania

Jewish Labor Committee

Jobs with Justice

Media Mobilizing Project

Neighborhood Networks

Parent Power Movement (Newark, N.J.)

Pennsylvania Working Families

Philadelphia AFL-CIO Council

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Philadelphia Student Union


Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania

UNITE HERE Locals 274 and 634

Working America

Youth United for Change

215 Peoples Alliance

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