Education Voters of PA



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!

This petition has a goal of 500 signatures
1-25 of 248 signatures
Number Date Name Location How could a Citizens' ...
248 2.9 years ago Marcie Lichtman-Lentz Philadelphia, PA
247 3 years ago Karen Faulkner Philadelphia, PA
246 3.1 years ago Daniel Piotrowski Philadelphia , PA
245 3.2 years ago Adam Eyring Philadelphia, PA
244 3.2 years ago LYNDA RUBIN Philadelphia, PA By expanding the voices of parents, students, teachers and those who value the integrity of a quality public education system in Philadelphia to prepare our youth for citizenship and a thriving econ...
243 3.2 years ago Gerald Brennian Philadelphia, PA
242 3.2 years ago Anton Austin Philadelphia , PA It should help ensure that citizen input was considered in decision making and not just collected because of a mandate.
241 3.2 years ago Ken Pezanowski Philadelphia, PA
240 3.2 years ago Robert Pistilli Philadelphia, PA
239 3.2 years ago Kirby Bell Philadelphia, PA
238 3.2 years ago Paul Nasuti Philadelphia, PA
237 3.2 years ago Marie Fitzpatrick Philadelphia, PA
236 3.2 years ago Kristen Poole Philadelphia, PA
235 3.2 years ago John Ascenzi Philadelphia, PA
234 3.2 years ago Esther Wyss-Flamm Philadelphia, PA
233 3.2 years ago David Dillard Philadelphia, PA
232 3.2 years ago CHEN-YUAN KAO Philadelphia, PA
231 3.2 years ago James Orr Philadelphia, PA To make sure education priorities do not get lost in politics.
230 3.2 years ago Aviva Joffe Philadelphia, PA
229 3.2 years ago David Clowney Philadelphia, PA An effective, non-partisan channel for input from parents, teachers, community members and others about what is needed and what actually works.
228 3.2 years ago John Comella Philadelphia, PA Hopefully, they would ensure that the priorities would be set correctly and implemented.
227 3.2 years ago Miriam Oppenheimer Philadelphia, PA more funding for smaller classes. Class size is so important!
226 3.2 years ago Tenley Bank Phila, PA
225 3.2 years ago Nancy Megley Philadelphia, PA
224 3.2 years ago Ron Lane Philadelphia, PA
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