LUGGING A coffin down the middle of Broad Street isn't something you see every day, but it happened Friday afternoon in a dramatic demonstration heralding the death of Philly's public schools.
Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild (POWER) organized a mock funeral procession that started in the courtyard at City Hall and made its way to Gov. Corbett's office at the Bellevue Hotel, on Broad Street near Locust.
Chanting, "No education-No Life!" about 100 interfaith leaders, students, parents and teachers joined in the march along Broad Street to signify the death of young people's futures if more funding is not provided to the school district.
"I think what's even more depressing is that next year, these kids will go to school and have nothing," said Bishop Dwayne Royster, POWER executive director.
"This gives our young people the chance to have a say about the kind of education they want and deserve . . . The coffin is empty, which is what our children's future looks like right now."