'Live From the Newsroom' tackles Upper Darby schools again
First they went to the school board meetings. On two different nights Upper Darby parents packed the room and told the school board exactly what they thought of their “realignment” plan, which would eliminate “special” classes in art and music at the elementary level, as well as tech and language in the middle schools. Phys ed also was on the chopping block.
Yesterday they took their argument to Harrisburg. They crammed onto several buses and made the jaunt to hold a rally on the steps of the state Capitol.
You can read all about it here.
Tonight they are really getting serious. They are coming to Primos.
A group of concerned parents will once again sit down with us on our live-stream Internet broadcast, “Live From the Newsroom,” to talk about the dire situation in Upper Darby.
Joining us will be Rachel Ruitberg, a parent with kids in the district schools who has been active in the Save UDArts group. Also on hand will be Christine Dalton, a longtime Upper Darby resident and retired educator with 36 years experience in the classroom. Maybe you saw the response she penned to one of Gil Spencer’s column on the situation in Upper Darby. You can read it here.
Finally, I am very happy that Harry Dietzler will be joining the panel as well. Perhaps no one in Upper Darby is so visible, so aligned with the arts as the man who has run their incredible Summer Stage program for years. Among his alums are people like Tina Fey.
Remember, this is an interactive show. If you want to join the discussion, log on to DelcoTimes.com tonight at 7 and join the live chat. If you have a question you’d like to ask the panel, you can weight in tonight or email me a question at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s only the biggest issue in the county and state right now.
Get involved. Join the discussion. Engage your friends and neighbors.
That’s the whole idea.