CBS Philly reports that activist groups are calling on Mayor Nutter to delay the planned closure of 29 Philadelphia schools at the end of the school year.
She says a moratorium would give opponents of the plan some much-needed time “to consider alternatives and fully engage the community. And we call on Mayor Nutter to stand with the people who elected him and support the moratorium.”
Local NAACP president Jerry Mondesire says repeated attempts to contact the mayor have been met with silence.
The School Reform Commission votes on the proposed closings on March 7.