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Conservative Group Sues PFT Over “Ghost Employees” on Philly Schools’ Payroll

A new conservative nonprofit sued the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) and school district in Common Pleas Court Wednesday over the district’s policy of keeping full-time union employees on […]

City Life

Why Do Teachers Get Snow Days?

UPDATE: Philadelphia school teacher Steve Clark has written a response to this column.  Hey school teachers, I have an idea. Instead of fighting the School […]

Citified

The Brief: The Nutter-Clarke Blood Feud Drags On

Well, this is awkward: Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke has hired a lobbyist for Council in the state capital. This is on top of the two firms already […]

Citified

The Brief: Ethics 2.0 in the Mayoral Agenda

In 2015, should a mayoral candidate’s ethics platform be taken seriously if it doesn’t address open data? Mark Headd, Philadelphia’s former Chief Data Officer, argues that open data is a key part […]

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City Life

Could Caucus of Working Educators Oust PFT Leadership?

City Paper’s Daniel Denvir has a lengthy article today about the Caucus of Working Educators, a 141-member group founded in March that just held its […]

City Life

Council Calling SRC, Teachers Back to Bargaining Table

It’s not easy to get unanimity from the Philadelphia City Council. But every single member has signed on to sponsor a resolution asking the School Reform […]

City Life

The PFT Fails Philly’s Students and Teachers

Who is standing up for good teachers and poor children in the School District of Philadelphia? If you guessed “the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers,” you’d […]

City Life

Philly Principals Are Hungry for Money

If you want to get a better idea of the financial squeeze Philly’s public schools operate under, just take a look at how some of […]

City Life

Labor Leaders Contemplated Citywide Strike to Protest SRC

The School Reform Commission’s decision to unilaterally end its contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers nearly caused a shutdown of the entire city, the […]

City Life

A California Ruling Is More Bad News For Philly Teachers

Being a Philadelphia school district teacher is not an easy job. And this past week it just got harder. Not only because of yesterday’s decision […]

City Life

What They’re Saying About the School Reform Commission

A day after the School Reform Commission abruptly and unilaterally ended its contract with the 15,000-member Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, there is still plenty being […]

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City Life

SRC Unilaterally Cancels PFT Contract (With Updates)

See below for updates: The Inquirer reports that the School Reform Commission today unilaterally canceled its contract with the 15,000-member Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.