To: Darrell Clarke, Philadelphia City Council President, Jannie Blackwell, Philadelphia City Council, Curtis Jones, Philadelphia City Council, Maria Quinones Sanchez, Philadelphia City Council, Marian Tasco, Philadelphia City Council, Brian ...

We need to fund Philadelphia schools Now

The state education budget continues to be inadequate and unfair; however we must also do more in Philadelphia to provide additional local resources for schools.

As you know, City Council has the power to approve $120 Million in recurring funding– and you need to act. Additionally, is it important for you as our city leaders, Council and Mayor, to work together to find the additional $75 million for schools to put in the city budget, so the city is providing the appropriate level of local support.

Why is this important?

Without sufficient funding, Philadelphia schools can't provide the basic programs and services that our children need to have an opportunity to learn. The state budget continues to be inadequate and unfair; however we must also do more at the City level to find additional resources for schools.

City Council has the power to approve $120 Million in recurring funding– and they need to act. Additionally, Council and the Mayor need to work together to find the additional $75 million for schools to put in the City budget, so the City is providing the appropriate level of local support.

That is why we created this petition to the City Council and the Mayor. We need them to pass the 1% sales tax extension for schools AND allocate an additional $75-100 million in recurring, local funding to start getting our schools back on track.

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