VICTORY: Governor Corbett Releases Education Dollars To Philadelphia Schools
In the midst of budget cuts to education in Philadelphia, schools were forced to lay off or cut hours for staff like teachers and school nurses. In October 2013, a student at one Philadelphia school suffered from an asthma attack that led to her death. If there had been a school nurse on campus that day, she might still be alive. This tragedy motivated Philadelphia parent Jesse Bacon to start a MoveOn Petition to Governor Tom Corbett, asking him to stop withholding $45 million of funding from Philadelphia schools. Thousands of MoveOn members signed the petition, and Gov. Corbett finally released the funding, which will allow schools to hire vital staff like school nurses.