Jerry Jordan to Board of Education: ‘Where feasible’ just doesn’t cut it.

PFT President Jerry Jordan’s July 23rd Testimony before the School Board Good Evening, I’m Jerry Jordan, President of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. This spring as we were thrust into the COVID-19 crisis, our 13,000 members, along with parents and students, put forth herculean efforts as they navigated what many days felt nearly impossible. Remote…

PFT PRES JERRY JORDAN ON THE CANCELLATION OF PA’S STATEWIDE ASSESSMENTS

PHILADELPHIA – This afternoon, after the announcement of the cancellation of statewide assessments including PSSA, Keystone, & PASA, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement: “The leadership shown by Education Secretary Pedro Rivera and Governor Wolf during the COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinary. At a time when uncertainty rules the day, and educators, students, and…

PFT President Jerry Jordan addresses the media at a press conference with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

PFT President Jerry Jordan Joins Pelosi, Weingarten for Infrastructure Press Event

WASHINGTON – Today, PFT President Jerry T. Jordan joined Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), AFT President Randi Weingarten, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, Representative Jahana Hayes (CT-05), and Representative Donald Norcross (NJ-01) to urge immediate action on a school construction initiative as part of a federal infrastructure package. Following the…

PFT President Jerry Jordan on Closure of Hopkinson Elementary

  Press Release February 7, 2020 The School District of Philadelphia made a commitment to complete all asbestos remediation at Hopkinson Elementary before reopening the building. PHILADELPHIA- “The School District of Philadelphia has informed the Federation that they have agreed to our recommendation that urgent asbestos remediation be completed before the school is cleared for reoccupancy.…