The List: 10 Heartbreaking #Philly1stDay Tweets

Not so long ago, back-to-school was a time for nervous anticipation: Students made sure they sported the trendiest outfits and backpacks; parents exhaled a sigh of relief; and teachers inhaled the scent of fresh school supplies. Thanks to the school district’s funding crisis, however, this morning was different. We’ve been scanning the #philly1stday hashtag for tweets that provide some insight and perspective on how the crisis is translating to the classroom. Unfortunately, the lugubrious tone matches the weather.

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  • Froat

    Ugggh. Breaks this mom’s heart.

  • AFV

    You guys gotta fix this come Election Day. If it can wait that long. Your governor sounds like the quintessential “enemy of the state”. Recall his ass Philly. What are you waiting for?

  • Tim Jerome

    Point of clarification on my tweet: Bodine will have a roving counselor, but the principal will have to take over some counselor responsibilities.