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Pennsylvania State Chapter National Action Network Supports Audit of School District of Philadelphia

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Pennsylvania State Chapter National Action Network supports Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s pledge to audit the School District of Philadelphia next spring.

Pennsylvania State Chapter National Action Network supports Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s pledge to audit the School District of Philadelphia next spring.

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  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paula Peebles (215) 765-6181 office (215) 869-0166 cell paulapeebles@yahoo.com Penn. National Action Network Supports Audit of School District of Philadelphia A Forensic Audit Will Bring Transparency and Accountability to 440 Broad Philadelphia, PA – November 21, 2013 – Following a news story regarding the School District of Philadelphia’s alleged violation of the state Sunshine Act, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has pledged to audit the district next spring. “We applaud the auditor general’s decision,” said Paula Peebles, chairperson of the Pennsylvania State Chapter National Action Network (PA NAN). “The audit represents a great victory for parents, teachers and other stakeholders who have long pushed for a forensic audit. It’s past time that we followed the money.” “Sunshine is the best disinfectant,” said Matthew Smith, Sr., president of PA NAN. “A forensic audit will bring much needed transparency and accountability to 440 Broad. It’s outrageous the district can find money to hire hundreds of bureaucrats, some of whom are making six-figure salaries. But there’s no money for books, librarians, guidance counselors and school nurses.” On December 2, 2013, PA NAN will hold a town hall meeting on the school district’s first 100 days. The community conversation will kick off our 2014 advocacy in action plan to hold officials accountable for ensuring all students have access to a “thorough and efficient system of public education” as mandated by the constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. About Pennsylvania State Chapter National Action Network: The Pennsylvania State Chapter National Action Network is a nonprofit organization incorporated for the purpose of advocating for equal education opportunities and equal justice under the law;
  • 2. promoting policies and initiatives to reduce gun violence, racial profiling and “stop and frisk” policing; and fostering civic engagement by hosting community forums, rallies and other nonpartisan events. For more information, visit www.phillynan.org. About National Action Network: The National Action Network is the nation’s leading civil rights and human rights organization, with chapters throughout the United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender. For more information, visit www.nationalactionnetwork.net.

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