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Big Money from PSP: Our Take

Big Money from PSP: Our Take

By The Philadelphia Student Union on Feb-11-2015

Last week, the Philadelphia School Partnership offered to commit $25 million to the Philadelphia School District to help offset the stranded costs of charter expansion over three years. This comes in the wake of tens of schools being closed, thousands of nurses, counselors and support staff laid off, and an ever deepening budget crisis for Philadelphia’s schools. It also precedes an upcoming SRC vote to approve or deny 39 new charter school applications. PSP has also offered the district $10 million to help shore up its traditional schools, adding up to a total of $35 million in potential "giving".  What do...

#ReclaimMLK March

#ReclaimMLK March

By The Philadelphia Student Union on Jan-21-2015

On January 19th, 2015, an estimated 10,000 people gathered in the streets of Philadelphia to #ReclaimMLK. The march was organized by the MLK D.A.R.E (MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment) coalition. This coalition is made up of faith leaders, labor unions, parent groups, college and high school students, and grassroots activist organizations. The "MLK D.A.R.E." coalition was born out of the Black Lives Matter protests in Philadelphia. Members of more than 2-dozen organizations wanted to do more than just march and "die-in," so they started talking about how they could collaborate, and use their collective voice to effect change....

Thursday Meetings

Thursday Meetings are a weekly space for students from across the city to learn and work together.  We learn about issues like racism, sexism and poverty. We participate in fun activities to learn the skills it takes to be a leader. We also work on upcoming events and campaigns. 

City Wide

The Philadelphia Student Union runs citywide campaigns that bring together students from all of our chapters and additional schools to improve school district policies and practices. 

The Union Rep

The Union Rep is the bi-annual student-written newsletter of the Philadelphia Student Union. Students write about issues in their schools, recent PSU actions, and our experiences as students in Philadelphia.