While taping an appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" this afternoon, Mayor Nutter said it was time to drop the kindergarten through 12th grade mindset and push for "the K to 16 context" as the city deals with improving not only the school district's finances but quality education for all grades.
"You have to go to college," Nutter said. "We must invest in our young people. That's what works."
Nutter and his wife, Lisa, appeared on the show, which was recorded before a crowd of 150 people outside Independence Visitors Center at 5:40 p.m. The show will air tonight at 7 p.m.
To support education amid the $629 million shortfall in the Philadelphia School District budget, students held several signs, which said, "Cap the Gap" and "No education equals no life".