Monday, March 25, 2013

Activists Vow To Continue To Fight Philadelphia School Closings

The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/22, Graham) reports that Philadelphia activists have vowed to fight plans to shutter 23 schools in the city, noting that American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and other opponents were arrested last week protesting the closures. "Weingarten, who with the rest of the group is set for trial in May, said the large-scale closings were part of a larger plan for the Philadelphia School District." The piece quotes her saying, "It is clear to us that this massive plan to close schools has nothing to do with the education of the children of Philadelphia."

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