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May 24, 2017: “Educational Apartheid” in Pennsylvania must end, activists say

On Tuesday, May 23rd, POWER and Senator Vincent Hughes held a joint press conference to put pressure on members of The Senate and House Education Committees demanding that they apply the fair funding formula to the State Education Budget in its entirety to rid the racial disparity in Pennsylvania’s current education funding. Speakers acknowledged the shortcomings and asked that state legislators to work to solve this ‘Educational Apartheid.” (Read Article)

May 1, 2017: Studies show racial bias in Pennsylvania school funding

POWER joined members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers in rallying outside Lea Elementary School on May Day to protest the lack of an employment contract and to honor teachers who are leaving the District because of the impasse. (Read Article)

April 21, 2017: Walk for Green Jobs and Justice

Eileen Flanagan, Executive Director of EQAT, shares in the detail the “Walk for Green Jobs Justice” initiative driven by EQAT and POWER to achieve economic and climate justice in the Greater Philadelphia area. (Read Article)