EduShyster had a conversation with Ruby Anderson, a high school senior who belongs to the Philadelphia Student Union.

 

If you read this interview, you will be astonished at how knowledgeable and insightful Ruby is.

 

She explains why and how the students disrupted the SRC showing of a pro-charter, anti-union film.

 

She understands that Governor Corbett cut the education budget in the state by $1 billion.

 

She doesn’t think that teachers should have to sacrifice to make up the state’s neglect of the Philly schools.

 

She knows that the School Reform Commission’s ultimate goal is to get rid of public schools and she knows it is wrong and she knows why it is wrong.

 

Ruby thinks that Philly should have democratic control of its schools.

 

This is a wise student. If only the grown-ups on the SRC and in the Legislature were as wise as she.