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Weighing in this month is Megan Rosenbach, founder of the Point Breeze group Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary and the driving force behind the new South Philly Schools Coalition.
Before last school year started, I decided to invest in my neighborhood school even though I don’t yet have children. Having taught in a Philadelphia Public School, I know that hardworking teachers and dedicated students are often overlooked while negative stereotypes of neighborhood schools proliferate. I also know that people without school-aged children may not know where to begin when it comes to connecting with their neighborhood school.