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HuffPo chimes in on the Fast for Safe Schools!

HuffPo chimes in on the Fast for Safe Schools!

reposted from: Philadelphia Hunger Strike: 4 Locals Fast To Protest School Layoffsby Rebecca Kline Earlene Bly, 46, is fasting and quitting cigarettes at the same time, but she said the simultaneous cold turkeys aren’t bothering her. Instead of focusing on the deprivation, she concentrates on her goal of keeping Philadelphia schools safe. “I think right… Read more »

“We’re Not Going Anywhere,” Say PSD Parents, Staff on Fast

“We’re Not Going Anywhere,” Say PSD Parents, Staff on Fast

Fast for Safe Schools Will Continue, All Eyes on Harrisburg The two parents and two lunchroom workers who began a no food, no juice fast on Monday, June 17 will continue their Fast for Safe Schools in front of Governor Corbett’s Philadelphia office, they confirmed at a Thursday afternoon press conference. Without state action, faster… Read more »

The Philly Fast for Safe Schools continues to make headlines: Press Round-Up

As the Fast for Safe Schools marks a third day, the parents and school staff encamped outside the Governor’s office are hungry indeed – for justice! The fasters and their supporters have called for Philadelphia’s political leaders to make safe schools a priority – and their bold action has continued to make headlines. Here is… Read more »

New report details violence in Philadelphia schools

Over 10,000 Serious Incidents, Including 1,330 Assaults, Reported This Year In Philadelphia Schools Read the new report by UNITE HERE PHILADELPHIA, PA – A new report released today summarizes data from school-by-school serious incident reports, collected by the School District of Philadelphia and covering September 2012 through May 2013.  The results are both sobering and… Read more »

Day one of the Fast for Safe Schools: Press Round-Up

Today, a group of Philadelphia public school parents and lunchroom staff launched the fast for safe schools, and it was a tremendous success! The fast is an inspiring response to the elimination of more than 1,200 student safety staff from schools across the district. Throughout the day, Philadelphians visited the fasters in their encampment on the… Read more »

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