Walter Palmer remembers Nov. 17, 1967 as if it were yesterday — cool, cloudy, and joyous, at first. After a year of careful preparations, more than 3,000 Philadelphia public school students poured out of their classrooms and converged on the old Board of Education building at 21st Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway to protest conditions for black students.
The School Reform Commission is on its way to extinction. The state-devised panel, the ruler of the Philadelphia School District for the past 16 years, voted to dissolve itself Thursday night, declaring the era of distress for the city’s schools over. Immediately after the 3-1 vote, shouts, cheers, and chants went up from a raucous capacity crowd that had gathered to witness the moment.
The School Reform Commission, for the past 16 years the governing body of the Philadelphia School District, is poised to abolish itself in a historic vote Thursday night. Here is a rundown of the particulars:What exactly is the SRC? The SRC is unique among school governing bodies in the state. It was created by the state on Dec. 21, 2001 after the district was declared financially distressed. It is a five-member board, with three members chosen by the governor and two picked by the mayor.
"They were dragging me, and they were beating him with a blackjack": remembering the 1967 walkout to demand better conditions for black students in #PHLed, and the violence that followed. ICYMI, w/archival TV footage: https://t.co/P09tWK8S63
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