School students protest at weekly Philly City Council meeting

A chorus of children came to Philadelphia City Hall to urge members of City Council the fund the public schools. 

The students gave two Superman style capes honoring their “Arts Heroes,” Councilwoman Maria Quinonees Sanchez and Blondell Reynolds Brown.

Reynolds Brown said these students deserve the same treatment she got while in public school.

“I was fortunate enough to go to Girl’s High where we had choir we had gymnastics I went to a college counselor who I remember today,” said Reynolds Brown. “We had young people who wanted to participate if given the opportunity, that’s all our young people are asking for that’s actually what they deserve.”

Sanchez thanked the children for reminding members of council what additional funds would go to.

 “The adults in the room have to get it because the children either will get it or will not get it,” she said. “We cannot close the door on the opportunities they so desperately need.”

As council members went from their morning caucus to the weekly meeting the students chanted a reminder that they do care about their education.

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