They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"
On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.
The Change.org petition site recently dropped the misleadingly named "StudentsFirst" and "Stand for Children" as paying clients.This came after public pressure including a counter-petition by a Chicago teacher.
A coalition of parent, community, student and labor groups brought their message to the Philadelphia city School Reform Commission
Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.
RALEIGH, N.C. - William Barber II, state NAACP chairman, this week called for mass civil disobedience July 20 to protest moves to "resegregate" public education in Wake County.
New evidence that charter schools provide inferior education but lucrative opportunities to scam the public has surfaced in a report issued Wednesday.
The administration's education "blueprint" discards some of the No Child Left Behind law's much-criticized features, but keeps or adds others that teachers, their unions and other public school advocates oppose.
The Obama administration is proposing major changes to the nation's No Child Left Behind education law.