The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) has initiated the “Fund Our Facilities” Coalition, or elected officials, unions, and community groups to secure funding for schools to repair and prevent health hazards in Philadelphia public schools. Such problems for Philadelphia students have been asbestos, rodent infestation, sewage leaking, lead paint peeling off, ceilings collapsing, plumbing breaking and flooding rooms, carbon monoxide, electrical and lighting,and the need for cleaning and maintenance staff.
The Coalition is organized to have the state government release funds for the School District to make these repairs, but the Republicans, in their sense of superiority over cities with strong minority communities, refund to release the funds. the fight is on for our kids, who are the future leaders of our communities. The website for more information is https://pft.org/fund-our-facilities/ .