Hopping on a bus parked on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the fifty men and women say they are young professionals rallying for fair education funding for Philadelphia schools.
A new survey by the Afterschool Alliance chronicles how children spend the hours between 3 and 6pm – when they are largely unsupervised.
Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf argued over taxes and school funding during the one-hour “Breakfast with the Candidates” at the CBS Broadcast Center.
“People should take a selfie and they should tweet it with the hashtag #IamPreK,” said the head of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children at their annual conference.
Parents of unusually smart kids often say it is the Jacob Javits Gifted Education Funding program keeping their children in public schools and advocates believe that without dedicated funding, the program will diminish.
It lacked the drama surrounding New Jersey’s failure to finish in the money, but Governor Rendell also has some hard feelings about Pennsylvania’s failure to win federal education “Race to the Top” funds.