This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
(Photos by Harvey Finkle)
Members of the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools and Parents United for Public Education joined students and other education advocates Thursday afternoon at Roosevelt Mall in Northeast Philadelphia to demand that the state develop a full and fair funding formula for public schools.
Protesters asked that the state not "let the budget grinch steal our schools," and one PCAPS member even dressed up as the Grinch. Massive budget cuts in District schools have reduced the number of counselors, nurses, and support personnel, as well as other resources and activities that engage students day to day.