IT WILL BE a day of firsts for Gov. Corbett when he steps inside Central High School this morning:
First visit to a Philadelphia public school since assuming office in 2011; first sitting Pennsylvania governor to visit Central; and, probably, the first time Corbett will be greeted by angry protesters inside and outside a school.
Student protesters will rally at 7:45 a.m. outside the Olney school, reading their Declaration of Students' Rights written by senior organizer Afaq Mahmoud. They will display photos of teachers who have gone "missing" during the Corbett administration.
Community groups also will come out in force about 9:45 a.m., about 45 minutes before students are expected to be seated for the ceremony. Representatives from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, the NAACP, Parents United for Public Education and other groups are expected to attend.