Menagerie Coffee | Philadelphia

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Menagerie Coffee, a brand new café in Old City is pitch-perfect in its combination of gorgeous design and amazing coffee (two things that I’m quite particular about). My good friends Michael and Hunter, in collaboration with Osborne Construction and Niko Dyshniku worked for many … Continue reading

Jacobin Magazine!

Excellent and challenging piece by Lois Weiner in Jacobin Magazine accompanied by a photograph of Drew Elementary, which was closed in 2012 during the first wave of Philadelphia public school closings.

“To be fair, liberals have not been alone in their confusion about policies cloaked in the rhetoric used by the civil rights movement about equalizing educational opportunity. The pace of change in education has been breathtaking, schools and teachers battered by the speed and force of mandates. The most profound changes in education were made more enticing with the carrot of increased funding. Cash-strapped school districts and states couldn’t turn down extra money they received as a quid pro quo for adopting the stranglehold of testing and privatization required by “No Child Left Behind” and, more recently, “Race to the Top.”  Still, for way too long, liberals assumed that schools could be “fixed” without tackling social and economic inequality”Image

More from my School Portraits series can be found here.

Bok Tech – Auditorium

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For the past several months, I have been extensively documenting the Edward W. Bok Technical High School, located at 9th and Mifflin in South Philadelphia. Bok Tech is one of a handful of the city’s remaining technical schools. I wrote … Continue reading

Bok Tech – Carpentry

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For the past several months, I have been extensively documenting the Edward W. Bok Technical High School, located at 9th and Mifflin in South Philadelphia. Bok Tech is one of a handful of the city’s remaining technical schools. I wrote … Continue reading

Bok Tech – Library

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For the past several months, I have been extensively documenting the Edward W. Bok Technical High School, located at 9th and Mifflin in South Philadelphia. Bok Tech is one of a handful of the city’s remaining technical schools. I wrote … Continue reading

Bok Tech – Cosmetology

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For the past several months, I have been extensively documenting the Edward W. Bok Technical High School, located at 9th and Mifflin in South Philadelphia. Bok Tech is one of a handful of the city’s remaining technical schools. I wrote … Continue reading

Bok Tech – Biology + Chemistry

This gallery contains 12 photos.

For the past several months, I have been extensively documenting the Edward W. Bok Technical High School, located at 9th and Mifflin in South Philadelphia. Bok Tech is one of a handful of the city’s remaining technical schools. I wrote … Continue reading

Bok Tech – scenes from a closing school

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For the past several months, I have been extensively documenting the Edward W. Bok Technical High School, located at 9th and Mifflin in South Philadelphia. Bok Tech is one of a handful of the city’s remaining technical schools.  I wrote about the … Continue reading