by Christopher Paslay
The activist and security officer threatens to use students to turn city into ‘another London’ if district doesn’t fund special schools.
School police officer Pamela Williams, who is under investigation by the Philadelphia School District for leading recent rallies in support of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman while on disability, publically voiced her displeasure that the district is planning to cut eight of its proposed 11 “Promise Academies,” city schools that have been reconstituted and provided with extra money and resources.
At a meeting last week, according to a story in today’s Inquirer, she told district officials to “come out front and do the right thing. . . . If you don’t do it right, I’m going to call in the troops.” She went on to say that if the district doesn’t fund the Promise Academies, the city “will be another London. Our children will begin to revolt. They’re already mad. They’re already angry.”