PFT Fails Children and the Poor

Jerry Jordan and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers are standing in the way of tens of millions of dollars going back into Philadelphia classrooms.  Their selfish agenda fails children, fails teachers, and fails the poor. Jerry Jordan and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers fail us all. They fail us when they put personal political scores ahead of what's best for children, teachers and the poor.

PFT fails students by defending the status quo at failing, violent schools.

  • More than 80 percent of Philadelphia students failed to make proficiency in both reading and math in 2013, according to the Nation’s Report Card. Philadelphia had twice the number of students perform below basic proficiency than other participating cities.
  • In 2012-13 alone, district schools saw 1,358 assaults on students and staff, 12 rapes, 102 indecent assaults, 86 robberies, 149 thefts, and 253 knife possessions.
  • According to latest statistics, the city reported 2,485 violent incidents during the 2013-2014 school year.

PFT fails students by blocking efforts of low-income parents and families to escape failing, violent schools and find the best educational opportunity for their children.