The Declaration is excited to welcome contributor and photographer Joshua Scott Albert to our regular staff with this, his first report.
By Joshua Albert
About 80 young activist gathered in the courtyard of City Hall yesterday afternoon, then marched down Broad street to Republican Governor Tom Corbett’s office demanding answers and more funding for Philadelphia Schools. A drum line helped lead the way.
On Wednesday a first-grade student at Jackson Elementary School fell ill and died. Due to funding cuts the school had no nurse on duty.Outraged students and public education activist rallied in the rain to demand more funding from Mayor Michael Nutter and the Corbett administration.
View the full gallery from the march, all photos by Joshua Albert: