1,000 Gather to Protest Proposed School Cuts in Upper Darby School

UPPER DARBY — A crowd of almost 1,000 people filled the courtyard outside the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center as a show of solidarity in their quest to restore special courses in elementary schools and foreign language and technology in middle schools.

The one-hour planned silent protest prior to the district’s presentation of a preliminary budget was instead at times a songfest and a reuniting with friends.

Bill Caughlan, of Drexel Hill, whose children are enrolled at Garrettford Elementary, never attended a school board meeting before and joined the throng outside the auditorium prior to the meeting.

Click here to read the full article by LINDA REILLY published in The Daily Times (May 2, 2012).

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