Tell Mayor Nutter not to let Gov. Corbett make Philly the next Detroit. Defend families, teachers, and public schools.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has two votes on the School Reform Commission—votes he hasn’t been using to defend Philadelphia’s public schools. He and Gov. Tom Corbett have failed Philadelphia students and families and now they are holding schools hostage for $130 million in concessions from teachers.
As it stands, these massive education cuts will result in huge losses for teachers and students, including:
- 13% percent pay cut and longer hours for teachers
- One nurse for every 2500 students
- Most guidance counselors will be laid off
- No more teacher preparation periods
- Later school start dates
- All while partial or full union strikes loom
Now, organizers on the ground are saying that, with large layoffs and school closures hitting the city’s schools, public pressure is beginning to make him nervous. We need to pile on.
Tell Nutter to not let Corbett make Philly the next Detroit. Defend families, teachers, and public schools.
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