Philadelphia students ‘strike’ again to protest funding cuts (live updates)

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 10.20.33 AM

Don’t be alarmed if you see students in Philly cutting class today.

It’s all part of a planned protest in which Philadelphia students “go on strike” to stand in solidarity with their public school teachers against funding cuts. Hundreds of students were photographed this morning walking out of their classrooms at schools across the city while wearing red and protesting outside their schools.

At 10:30 a.m., students will march from their schools to the School District of Philadelphia administration building on North Broad Street. Here’s a look at what’s been going on this morning:

Thanks for reading another Billy Penn story

Find everything you need to know about Philly, every day — in clear, direct language, like a good friend might say.

No clickbait, no cliffhangers: the Billy Penn morning newsletter.

We're covering COVID, and everything else Philly

To get through ~these times~ we’re doubling down on local stories that inspire, as well as producing guides and explainers on pandemic regulations.

If they help you, will you give us a hand in return?

We're covering COVID, and everything else Philly

To get through ~these times~ we’re doubling down on local stories that inspire, as well as producing guides and explainers on pandemic regulations.

If they help you, will you give us a hand in return?

Lock in your support

Reader support powers our local pandemic reporting. A monthly membership helps lock it in.

Can we count on you as a Billy Penn sustainer?

Winning the local journalism game

Thank you: Member support powers our newsroom.

Know someone else who might want our daily updates? Invite them to sign up for our free morning newsletter.