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Fall 2007 Vol. 15 No. 1 Focus on Organizing for Equity

Students say small schools not all created equal

Photo: Harvey Finkle
By by Dale Mezzacappa and Shani Adia Evans

Lawrence Jones-Mahoney is one of several student activists who have been in the forefront of the Philadelphia small schools movement. He has gone to more than a hundred meetings and traveled to several cities as a member of the Philadelphia Student Union (PSU), which has been pressing the District since 2002 to convert West Philadelphia High into four smaller, themed schools.

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