Labor, legislators say $170 million needed to make immediate repairs in dangerous city schools

The Notebook

Labor leaders and elected officials in the Fund Our Facilities Coalition demanded an immediate $170 million investment Friday to fix the most urgent problems in Philadelphia aging public school buildings, although they did not have a plan for how to raise the money or reorient existing funds. “This $170 million we’re talking about? This is money we need now, to make our school buildings clean, safe, and healthy,” said State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler of Philadelphia. “This is not fancy stuff – these are basic things that our children deserve.” Read more>>>