PFT Members Present at Historic POTUS Speech

September 1, 2022

PFT was well-represented at President Joe Biden’s historic speech at Independence Hall on Thursday evening! Pictured are Gemayel Keyes, Jacqueline Pinkston, Anndra Wilson, Kate Sundeen, Sarah Apt, PFT Staff Representative Ray Guzman, State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, and Councilmember Helen Gym.

PFT President Jerry Jordan on Shooting Outside Willard Elementary

August 31, 2022

PHILADELPHIA—"Again, Philadelphians woke up to news of more devastation wrought by the ongoing scourge of gun violence. A shooting outside of Willard Elementary School rocked the tight-knit community, leaving three hospitalized, including a 17 year old. 

"When PFT staff representative Ray Guzman arrived at Willard before the school day began this morning, to provide support for staff and families, he reported seeing a bullet hole through the school window and a bullet impact on the school door. Individuals he spoke with reported feeling scared and overwhelmed.

Back to School: An Inspiring (and Hot!) First Day

8/29/22

Dear Members,

Like so many of you, I still wake up on the first day back to school with excitement and anticipation--and today was no different! I was delighted to join two fantastic celebrations of the return to school; Councilmember Helen Gym and I joined staff, students, parents, and community partners to kick the day off at Dobbins CTE and Duckrey Elementary. The enthusiasm was contagious. 

Back to School Message from Jerry

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8-26-22

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PFT President Jerry Jordan on Biden-Harris Administration's Plan for Student Debt Relief

August 24, 2022

PHILADELPHIA—Responding to the Biden-Harris Administration's student loan forgiveness announcement, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement:

"Once again, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are delivering on their campaign promises-- this time in the form of major student debt relief that will 'provide more breathing room to America’s working families' as part of a 'comprehensive effort to address the burden of growing college costs and make the student loan system more manageable.'