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Editor’s Note: Earlier today, Ruby Jane Anderson sent us the following about why she and other members of the Philadelphia Student Union disrupted the Philadelphia School Reform Commission’s showing of the anti-union movie, Won’t Back Down.  Yesterday, the School Reform Commission held a movie night in …

The controversial video of SRC member Sylvia Simms yelling in the faces of protesting school students has been posted by the Philadelphia Student Union.  In the video, you can see Simms hunched over yelling at the students.  Because you cannot hear what Simms said, student …

Update [9:48 PM] : Student Involved in Philly Student Union Action on Wednesday Night Speaks Out  Update [8:38AM]: Video of Sylvia Simms yelling at school students is online. Update [12:37 AM]: Mother of student speaks out   Update:  It looks like Sylvia Simms yelled “You must …

Update [10:22]: Original story claimed that Shaw Avenue, the area where Vonderrit Myers was shot and killed, was near Ferguson.  Shaw is in the St. Louis area. Last night, there was another police shooting in Shaw Avenue area of St. Louis.  Family members of Vonderrit Myers …

Hours after the state ran School Reform Commission’s horrific decision to obliterate the collective bargaining rights of Philadelphia’s public school teachers, Pennsylvania Working Families Party other organizations in the PCAPS coalition organized an emergency rally outside of Governor Tom Corbett’s office.  Pennsylvania Working Families Party organizer Kati Sipp …

Early this morning, students in the Philadelphia School District began walking out their school buildings as part of a student strike in support of their teachers. On Monday – one day after World Teachers Day – the Philadelphia School Reform Commission took the unprecedented move …

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