On March 8, Philly’s educators held informational pickets in solidarity with “A Day Without a Woman” events across the country, and to call attention to the need for a new PFT contract.
Press Coverage from “A Day Without a Woman” in Philly
What would happen in a world where women didn't exist? That's what people around the globe on Wednesday will attempt to demonstrate by taking part in one of the largest-ever International Women's Day protests.
The Philadelphia teachers union used Wednesday's international women's strike to highlight the importance women play in schools and to call for a better contract. Over 930 teachers in the School District of Philadelphia did not show up Wednesday, although it's unclear how many of those absences were related to the "A Day Without a Woman" protest.
About 30 women who teach in Philadelphia public schools were stopped repeatedly by police on Wednesday as they approached City Hall and sought to speak with members of City Council about the urgency of achieving a fair teachers' contract. They've spent more than 1,200 days working without one.
Miss Alice Graham's voice reminding my classmates and me at West Philadelphia High School that corresponding parts of congruent triangles are equal. Mom's coconut custard pies that punctuated the...