Fighting For Great Schools

Educational Opportunities for Families (EOF) and our dedicated families are on the ground each day working to ensure every child has access to a world-class education. Here’s what you need to be aware of…

With the support of Mayor Kenney, the School Reform Commission (SRC) has voted to dissolve itself and steps are being taken to shift to a Mayor-appointed, 9-member school board effective July 1, 2018.

EOF is fighting to ensure that the interests and concerns of Philadelphia families are being considered during this transition. This includes:

Ensuring the nomination and selection process of school board candidates is unbiased.

Holding the Mayor and City Council accountable for the appointment and confirmation of high-quality candidates, who represent the needs of all students and not a particular interest group.

Ensuring this transition does not threaten a family’s right to access the best school option for their child.

Preserving the District’s Renaissance Charter program, which was established under the SRC.

EOF’s Executive Director testified before City Council’s Law and Government Committee on an amendment to the City’s Charter that would allow for the confirmation of a Mayor-appointed school board. Check out our testimony.

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