At the city level, PCCY advocates for the City of Philadelphia to provide adequate funding for Philadelphia schools each year. Here are tools for parents to help advocate for school funding in Philadelphia.
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Giving testimony is a powerful way to influence policies that affect our children. It allows public officials to listen to concerns they may not be aware of directly from the community. Most public officials appreciate and welcome the insights of parents and the community on issues that are important. The most effective testimony is typically 2-3 minutes and easily understandable by a wide range of people. A clear and concise message that successfully addresses a problem is more likely to be listened to than a long lecture on the inadequacies of the community.
This is a checklist to help evaluate our schools and determine whether they have the basics required to provide our children with an adequate education. Use this checklist to review the schools in your community; your findings can be a starting point for needed improvement.