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Philadelphia Crisis: Shortage of School Nurses

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Dr. William Hite leadership of charters and ensuing mismanagement of public funds has left Philly Schools in poor shape. 

Since 2011, the number of school nurses in the Philadelphia public schools has declined by 40%. At a meeting of the School Reform Commission, the appointed board that runs the district, nurses and principals testified about the dangers to children posed by the lack of nurses.

In 2013, a 12-year-old child died of an asthma attack at school; there was no nurse available that day.

In 2014, a 7-year-old child collapsed and died in school; there was no nurse available that day.

How many more children must die before the state supplies the funding to staff every school with a nurse every day?

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Philadelphia Charter School Abruptly Closes,

…Stranding Students and Teachers under William Hite leadership.

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Dr. William Hite leadership of charters and ensuing mismanagement of public funds has left Philly Schools in poor shape. 

The fallout from the abrupt closing of the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School is spreading.

Teachers say they fear they won’t be paid for working in December. And amid rumors that the charter’s flagship building in Northern Liberties would be liquidated to pay creditors, several teachers decided to retrieve personal items Monday – but were initially thwarted by security.

Frustrated parents held a protest.

“It’s unfair to receive notification over the weekend that the school will be closed,” said Jihan Pauling, a parent who organized a rally outside the charter’s main campus.

Citing insurmountable financial obstacles, the Palmer charter sent letters to families and staff on Friday informing them that the school would close permanently Wednesday.

The move sent teachers on quests for new jobs and information about filing for unemployment, and left families of the school’s 675 students in kindergarten through eighth grade scrambling for new schools.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20141230_Shuttered_charter_school_leaves_students__staff_scrambling.html#Z63ooCDEP7pqoyzf.99

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We must look for proper leadership in the fight against Illicit Financial flows involving charter schools. We must refuse the plunder of public Education.

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