Philadelphia students speak out for school funding

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Philadelphia city officials are encouraging public school students to make their voices heard when it comes to school funding. (WPVI)

Philadelphia city officials are encouraging public school students to make their voices heard when it comes to school funding.

Mayor Michael Nutter, school superintendent Dr. William Hite and Jerry Jordan, president of the city's Federation of Teachers, officially announced a new campaign called "Students Speak" on Tuesday.

The video and essay-writing campaign urges students to creatively express their feelings about how public schools are funded in Philadelphia.

They are encouraged to begin their submissions with the phrase, "Fully fund my education because...".

It can be submitted online at studentsspeak.phila.gov or in-person to the Mayor's Office of Education.

Mayor Nutter says their voices can help make a difference.

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