Tag: Philadelphia City Council

Mark Gleason’s testimony before City Council in support of property tax increase for schools

Mark Gleason, Resident, Taxpayer, Public-School Parent, and Executive Director of the Philadelphia School Partnership Good afternoon. My name is Mark Gleason. I am here today as a city taxpayer, a public-school parent and as executive director of the Philadelphia School Partnership, a nonprofit focused on increasing access to educational opportunity. I am here to urge …

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PSP Supports Quick Approval of $120 million in Recurring School Revenues by City Council

Mark Gleason, executive director of the Philadelphia School Partnership, echoed this morning’s call by a coalition of other nonprofit groups for City Council to move quickly to approve the extension of a 1 percent city sales tax and the redirection of $120 million in resulting revenue to the School District of Philadelphia. “The School District …

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PSP Supports Quick Approval of $120 million in Recurring School Revenues by City Council

Mark Gleason echoed this morning’s call by a coalition of other nonprofit groups for City Council to move quickly to approve the extension of a one percent sales tax Mark Gleason, executive director of the Philadelphia School Partnership, echoed this morning’s call by a coalition of other nonprofit groups for City Council to move quickly …

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Open Letter to Mayor Nutter, Council President Clarke and Members of City Council: Our kids deserve to go to safe, high-quality schools next month. In a city with many challenges, there is no more important or immediate crisis.

Dear Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Honorable Darrell L. Clarke and Members of City Council: We applaud your commitment to ensuring that Philadelphia schools open on time, with enough staff and resource to provide a proper education for the city’s children. We know you also share our conviction that securing the long-term sustainability and improvement of …

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