Councilwoman Helen Gym at the Save Smith School rally, on the far left is Senator Tony Williams, principal architect of the PA Charter School Act

Wait… What’s Helen Gym Doing With A Charter School-Lover?

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Is Councilwoman Helen Gym a sellout?

Councilwoman Helen Gym tried to satisfy her virtue signaling quota today but came up short:

This is in reference to Beth Grossman who is the Republican candidate for DA.  There’s some murmurings about another candidate wanting the Republican nom which isn’t gaining any traction.  Ho hum.

But yesterday I had put up a story about the Warren G. Smith school in Point Breeze and in it there’s a video featuring some protestors who are angry that the SDP sold the Smith school and that it’s slated for housing development.  Helen Gym was there.

Councilwoman Helen Gym at the Save Smith School rally, on the far left is Senator Tony Williams, principal architect of the PA Charter School Act

Councilwoman Helen Gym at the Save Smith School rally, on the far left is Senator Tony Williams, principal architect of the PA Charter School Act

Here’s the slug photo again.   Look carefully at who is standing over there to the left.   That’s Senator Tony Williams, the former Democratic candidate for Philly mayor.

You know, the one that was funded entirely by mega-rich charter school pushers from the Main Line.  And who went quiet about his ❤️  for corporate ed. when he put himself up to electoral scrutiny in front of progressive voters.

Why is Helen Gym trading in her cred card by standing next to the biggest Democrat-pusher of charter schools in Philadelphia County?

I think it’s time Helen Gym answer this question because she’s sending out all sorts of problematic signals.

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