This fundraiser is being extended on a month to month basis, as we continue to publicly shame the school district and the city, until a fair agreement is finally reached with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
When the Mayor, City Council, and the School District come up with the funds to support our public school children – and reward their hardworking educators with a fair contract – the billboard will come down.
UNTIL THEN, the hardworking and underpaid teachers of Philadelphia will continue to remind our officials of their obligations to our underfunded public schools.
The hardworking members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers have gone without a raise for over 5 years while the School District of Philadelphia refuses to negotiate a fair contract for its workforce. Meanwhile, the city and state have neglected their duty to properly fund our schools so that this matter can finally be settled.
As each month passes with no agreement in sight, Philadelphia loses more and more great educators to other surrounding districts. It is the over 100,000 children in the district, however, who suffer the most because of this lack of a stable workforce.
It’s time to call out our city and school officials for allowing this calamity to continue. This project aims to cover the initial cost of printing and placing the above billboard at a prime location on I-95.
The fundraiser will be extended on a month to month basis, as we continue to publicly shame the school district and the city, until a fair agreement is finally reached with the PFT.
Enough is enough – our schools, our students and our educators deserve better.