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Council panel votes for referendum to abolish SRC

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

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A Philadelphia City Council committee has approved without a recommendation a petition request for a change in governance of the Philadelphia Public Schools.

The nonbinding referendum would ask the state to abolish the School Reform Commission and return the District to local control.

Hillary Linardopoulos of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union said a referendum is the way to send a message to state officials.

"The voices of Philadelphians are often unheard in Harrisburg," she said. "And when you have this public outcry, it will make it harder for legislators there not to listen to our efforts."

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