· Won a campaign for over $25 million in new city funds (June 2007)
· Won a promise from the Phila. Parking Authority to deliver $2.2 million to the public schools and establish a permanent revenue stream for schools
· Campaigned for a historic state education funding formula (June 2008)
· Lobbied SEPTA and the District to preserve $6.7 million for kids transpasses (Fall 2008)
· Won a campaign to provide $18+ million for reduced class size and art and music in every school. (Spring 2008)
· Established lower class size and art and music as "must haves", eliminated forced split grades as District policy, and made librarians, nurses and counselors top priorities for the School Reform Commission (Sept. 2007)
· Continued to call for a "baseline" school budget that provides for a quality educational program in all schools.
· Spring 2009: Called for removal of 80 workers from the Bureau of Revision of Taxes who are on the District payroll at $4.7 million a year.
· Successfully called upon the district to terminate contracts of private management companies that failed to turn around schools
(June 2008)· Demanded a public review of major contracts, resulting in tens of millions of dollars a year in savings, including severing an $18.5 million food services contract (Fall 2007)
· EMO reform: Limited contract renewal to one year, reduced management fees by one-third, and forced EMOs to serve special needs students. (June 2007)
· Had school budgets posted on-line for the first time (June 2007).
· Demanded a more transparent SRC process that resulted in evening meetings, more frequent hearings, and awareness of sunshine law violations.
· Became an independent parent advocacy voice for quality public education
· Informed and engaged hundreds of parents citywide to take action at District, city and state levels on behalf of their public schools.
· Called for community based budget hearings which have been held since January 2008.
· Spearheaded a June 2007 "no confidence" vote that restored classroom teachers and led to eventual changes in District leadership.
· Leads media campaigns to build well-informed and organized support for public education.