Create a "Citizens' Commission for Education" in Philadelphia
We need a better mechanism for authentic public participation in the governance of the state-controlled School District of Philadelphia.
City Council is uniquely positioned to directly engage the School Reform Commission and administration of the School District of Philadelphia. It can solicit information and expect a response. Therefore it is uniquely positioned to provide a mechanism to create meaningful and robust public participation.
Building on the recent and historic intergovernmental cooperation agreement between the district and City Council to expand transparency and access to information, we are calling for Council to convene a formal representative body, such as a Citizens’ commission, comprised of a broad array of stakeholders, who can advise and assist City Council in exercising review and oversight over the School District of Philadelphia.
Sign the petition today to support the establishment of a Citizens' Commission on Education!