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As a City Councilmember in Philly, I’ve been thinking a lot about tonight’s #SOTU. Here’s what I wish I would see in 45’s address tonight (although I’m not holding my breath). @LocalProgress /1
1st Economic Justice: Philly is the poorest large city in the US and PA’s $7.25 minimum wage is the lowest in the region. We have over 100K hourly workers in the city alone. /2
Our City Council instituted a 21st Century living wage, passed pay equity/anti-wage theft laws, and we’re holding hearings on #FairWorkweekPHL to address unpredictable hours and help workers and families. /3
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It takes a special kind of somebody to shill for vouchers, charters, and defunding of public education, then claim that biggest danger to kids is "discipline reform" i.e. reducing school suspensions. And yet @Phillydotcom gives this guy the bandwidth: philly.com/philly/opinion… 1/
I'm mom to 3 #PhlEd kids, former teacher and as a Councilmember fully support call to end K-5 suspensions. They're a result of poor practices & lack of resources/supports for kids. Thx to @edlawcenterpa @YUCphilly @215studentunion for leading that call. 2/
This year we won a commitment to end K suspensions, which #PhlEd reported to change in teacher practices. Next Sept., #PhlEd will end suspensions in K-2. 3/
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