PHNEE has spent the past two years working to understand the ways inequity is created and sustained in our schools. While there are many, complicated factors involved, with the help of Act.tv
, we created this video
to highlight what we see as the major challenges:
1 - School capacities and boundaries aren't aligned
2 - School choice has unintended consequences
3 - The school rating system (SPF) is flawed
4 - School funding is based on enrollment
We hope this video provides a starting point for conversations about solutions. To that end, we are planning a number of community engagement sessions over the next several months to discuss these issues We also have created a form
, where anyone can give feedback. With what we learn from these sessions, we are hoping to come up with creative, community driven, solutions to ensure that each of our schools is able to provide the type of education our kids deserve.
Please visit phnee.org/oneparkhill
to find a session. If you'd like us to come to an event you are already hosting, or you just want to gather some friends, we are happy to send someone to help facilitate a conversation and gather feedback. If you know of an organization we should be speaking to just send us an email
and let us know.