A GROUP OF about 50 public-school advocates gathered outside City Hall yesterday, calling for the abolition of the School Reform Commission and the defeat of Gov. Corbett in November.
Backed by the political organization Pennsylvania Working Families, the demonstration was aimed at amending the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to replace the state-appointed SRC with a local school board.
Calling Corbett an "absentee, slumlord for a governor," among other digs, the group delivered 40,000 petition signatures to City Council's chief clerk, hoping to get the charter-change question on the November ballot. It reads as follows: