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Teachers create website to document District’s budget crisis

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

by Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks

Criticize your boss publicly … and your job security may be at risk.

That’s the mantra many Philadelphia School District teachers follow in keeping their criticisms of the current funding crisis confined to anonymous message boards.

But a new website designed by a recently formed faction of the teachers’ union, the Caucus of Working Educators, is turning that philosophy on its head with "Philly Teachers Sound the Alarm."

A student’s homemade bomb explodes outside of Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences.

Locked hallway bathrooms at Lincoln High School force students to constantly invade the nurse’s office.

The lack of access to a library at Science Leadership Academy pushes teachers to buy their own stockpiles of books.

These are just a few of the anecdotes related in the website’s first week.

Read the rest of this story at NewsWorks

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