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May 9, 2013

Hundreds of Philly Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Budget Cuts

Hundreds of Philly Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Budget Cuts

Hundreds of Philadelphia students walked out of class and marched on the steps of City Hall to protest budget cuts on Thursday.

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Courtesy NBC Philadelphia

Students from Benjamin Franklin High School, the Franklin Learning Center and Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts walked out of class at approximately 1:30PM and began protesting major cuts to education spending.

The students, many of whom were still wearing their backpacks, carried protest signs and could be heard chanting, “No ifs, no buts, no education cuts.” Another sign read “Mayor Nutter We Need Counselors.”

Students also protested on Twitter, with tweets like, “Students need support! Like counselors! Don’t cut these important resources that we need.”

Philadelphia Police Captain Brian Korn tweeted that there were various groups of students headed to City Hall from different directions.

The protesters eventually made their way to City Hall, even shutting down a main throughway for a short period.

The students locked arms while marching up North Broad to the school district building.

“Showing students power to the powers that be,” the group Philly Student Union tweeted from in front of the district headquarters.

The school district reportedly has a budget shortfall of over $300 million dollars, according to the School Reform Commission.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Nothing But The Truth says:

    10 Great Reasons To Destroy
    The Philadelphia School District & The Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers
     OUR ENEMIES HAVE CREATED AN
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN EDUCATION HOLOCAUST!
    10 Reasons
    Why African-American Children Should Report to School, Walk Out Of
    Class, And Engage In Massive Non-Cooperation:
    1)The insensitive,
    non-nurturing, vindictive, incompetent and racist white and Jewish members of
    the Philadelphia School District, along with the Philadelphia Federation of
    Teachers are not concerned about our African-American children’s progress and
    ultimate success!The United States must
    be forced to live up to its many great promises! The Education Holocaust- The
    most segregated hours of the entire week!
    2)Because of
    the racist, white and Jewish members of the Philadelphia School District, along
    with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, no separate/required African
    –American History courses are taught! The United States must be forced to live
    up to its many great promises! We African-Americans have to be most forceful
    and vigilant in our demands to ensure that our African-American children learn
    of their great history!
    3)Too few
    African-American teachers are employed with the PhiladelphiaFederation of Teachers-especially
    African-American males-because of the racist white and Jewish members of the
    Philadelphia School District, along with the Philadelphia Federation of
    Teachers!Why are they so afraid of our
    African-Americanmales?
    4)Over 60% of
    the racist white and Jewish members of the Philadelphia School District, along
    with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers live outside the city and Do Not
    and Cannot relate to our African-American Children!Their white supremacist strategy is to
    maintain and perpetuate the status quo; ours must be to void the status quo and
    dramatically change the model! We will engage in actions of Massive
    Non-Cooperation!The Enemy is
    miseducating our children! Fight them!
    5)The
    mean-spirited, and racist white and Jewish members of the PhiladelphiaSchool District, along with the Philadelphia
    Federation of Teachers, disrespect parents, guardians and friends of
    African-American children enrolled in the Philadelphia School District! The
    United States must be forced to live up to its many great promises! Dismantle
    the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers immediately as it is an institution
    that operates to the detriment of those it purports to serve! Destroy them now!
    6)Although 25%
    (or 15,000) of the over 60,000 Philadelphia School District highschool students are absent from
    school each day, the unfeeling, uncaring andracist members of the Philadelphia
    Federation of Teachers have done absolutelynothing to keep our African-American children in school, and they never
    will!Providing “an Apartheid
    Type Education” is part of their white supremacist strategy!
    7)Philadelphia
    School District Teachers’ rosters are designed exclusively for theconvenience of racist members of the Philadelphia
    Federation of Teachers, not tomeet
    the academic and social needs, nor promote the learning and advancement of our
    African-American children!This is pure
    arrogance, negligence and hatred!
    8)Racist
    members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers are petrified to have
    parents, guardians and friends of African-American children come into the
    schools and see, hear and know how incompetent, callous and irresponsible the
    white and Jewish people are! It is truly amazing how little teaching really
    takes place in the Philadelphia School District with the Philadelphia
    Federation of Teachers! The Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia
    Federation of Teachers are guilty of Mentalcide: the Mental Murdering of our
    African-American children! Defeat the enemies!
    9)The
    indifferent, apathetic, and racist white and Jewish members of the Philadelphia
    Federation of Teachers of the Philadelphia School District make an average of
    $75,000 a year in base salary, and accept extra overtime pay while they fail to
    effectively tutor our African-American children. The United States must be
    forced to live up to its many great promises! We must dismantle this major
    economic atrocity immediately!
    10)Although the
    United States Supreme Court’s Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka,
    Kansas decision of 1954, made segregated schools in the United States illegal,
    the white and Jewish members of the School District of Philadelphia, along with
    the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, are violating the order of the Court
    by re-segregating the schools in the United States. They ignore the Court! This
    is acute Discrimination in public education and an affront to the Supreme
    Court. Fight!
     Our Children must not do the enemies’ work for them! The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, along with the School District of Philadelphia, are determined to be our eternal enemies! They sponsored and promoted the students’ walk out! 
    We must Destroy Our Enemies now, Immediately! Our Children must know who to fight and learn how to best fight them! Destroy the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, along with the School District of Philadelphia, who are determined to be our eternal enemies!
    Our African-American Children Should Report to Every School, Walk Out Of Class, And Engage In Massive Non-Cooperation!

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