We are two school district educators who would like to encourage the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania to consider payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs), a common practice among private institutions around the country.
The voices of Philadelphia School District students and the quality of their education ought to be the moral compass for the city, including its wealthy nonprofits.
The Philadelphia Inquirer went on record yesterday with an editorial calling upon the University of Pennsylvania to make an annual payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to support Philadelphia’s public schools.
Penn and other institutions should be willing to discuss property tax exemptions | Philadelphia Inquirer
Avoiding this conversation ignores the extraordinary reckoning about race, equity, and justice now energizing the Penn community and others across the city and the nation.
More than 900 faculty and staff members at the University of Pennsylvania have signed a petition calling on the school to make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) that would support Philadelphia public schools.
Faculty, alumni pressure Penn to make payments to support Philly schools in push for ‘racial and economic justice’ | Philadelphia Inquirer
Penn is “denying our city’s children, teachers, and staff millions of dollars they need and deserve,” one professor said.