In Philadelphia yesterday the School Reform Commission voted to close 23 Philadelphia schools during a public meeting, that at times, was interrupted by angry parents and school supporters.
According to police, as many as 19 adults were arrested for Disorderly Conduct before the meeting began and hundreds more protested outside of district headquarters over the vote. Among those arrested, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.
“Fresh out of custody- we must continue the fight for fixing and ensuring great public schools for all kids-in Philly and US,” Weingarten tweeted.
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