501 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA 17113
As members of POWER METRO (an interfaith social justice organization), we will join with students, parents, community activists, and faith leaders from different traditions to converge on the steps of the State Capitol for POWER’s “Educational Apartheid” Day of Action to demand quality education for our children.
We cannot consider this battle won when school districts with a majority of black and brown students receive approximately $4,000 less per student than school districts with a majority of white students. The impact of the state’s neglect has resulted in diminished opportunities for minority students throughout the Commonwealth. Despite this glaring crisis, the Senate Education Committee Chairman, Senator John Eichelberger, has refused repeated requests to hold public hearings on this issue.
(501 N 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA) for the “Education Apartheid Day of Action” to urge Senator Eichelberger to hold public hearings and allow testimony from students and school leaders throughout Pennsylvania on the devastating impact of the state’s inequitable funding system.
We ask you to join us as we stand in solidarity with one another and continue demanding fair and fully funded education for Pennsylvania’s public school students.
Please visit the following link to RSVP : https://goo.gl/7mseZy
A POWER bus will likely be available, or Havurah members will carpool together. Please contact Peggy or Rabbi Simcha to let us know if you can join us!