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Yesterday, current Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president, Jerry Jordan, made an appearance on the Rick Smith Show to discuss the union’s upcoming, contested election. Jordan and much of his leadership team are facing a significant challenge from the Caucus of Working Educators, group of rank-and-file PFT …

Allentown students showed up in large numbers at last night’s school board meeting to demand sweeping changes in the district. Carrying signs saying “Listen to the Kids,” “Youth Matters,” “Bring Back Programs,” and “I Want a Future,” students wanted to make it clear that there needs to …

Instead of watching their schools die a slow death by defunding and neglect, a group of Allentown students is taking their education to the streets during the week of September 28 – October 2. In press release issued earlier today, the United Youth of Allentown …

As I reported last week, students in the Allentown School District are organizing in the face of what they see as an administration and a state legislature that just doesn’t care about their education or their future. Using the hashtag, #TheyDontCare, students released the first set …

Will Allentown See the Next Student Uprising?

September 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

In the midst of stories of scandal, mismanagement, and charterization of the Allentown School District, a growing number of students and teachers may just be ready to take their schools back. While it may be too early to call what’s happening in Allentown a “movement,” …

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