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Sep. 14, 2011 9:26 am

School District controversies mocked in iOS game “Teachers of Philly”

The Inquirer’s Kristen Graham, who’s been vigilant with live coverage of recent School District of Philadelphia controversies, wrote a story lighter than usual last week. An Angry Birds clone poking fun at Philly’s public schools, called “The Teachers of Philly,” was released earlier this month, featuring the likeness of some well-known characters in controversy, including […]

The Inquirer’s Kristen Graham, who’s been vigilant with live coverage of recent School District of Philadelphia controversies, wrote a story lighter than usual last week.

An Angry Birds clone poking fun at Philly’s public schools, called “The Teachers of Philly,” was released earlier this month, featuring the likeness of some well-known characters in controversy, including Arlene Ackerman, Mayor Michael Nutter and martyr teacher Hope Moffett.

As Graham puts it:

In it, three teacher characters emerge from the rubber room, reopen closed schools, and scoop up supplies. Their weapons are an oak ruler, a paper clip, and a Japanese fan – “because there’s no AC in my school, or any of the schools for that matter,” teacher Hope notes [in the game].

App shop gameMian is responsible for the creation, which has both free and paid versions.

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Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Kirk was Web Editor of PlanPhilly, an independent online news resource covering planning and development issues in Philadelphia, and a freelance writer and designer. He resides in South Philadelphia.

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  1. Aide who made iOS game poking fun at School District may be fired [LINKS] — Technically Philly / December 16, 2011

    [...] School aide who helped Ackerman’s secret projects now expects to be fired [Inquirer] — The same school aide who built this critical ‘Teachers of Philly’ iOS game. [...]

  2. Appzhao: former School District webmaster creates social network to share apps — Technically Philly / July 27, 2012

    [...] Akers, 31, made headlines during the end of his tenure at the School District. The District suspended and eventually fired him in December, accusing him of “unsatisfactory work performance.” Akers told the Inquirer he was caught up in district politics. One of former superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s aides ordered Akers to work on secret projects, often to promote Ackerman’s image, he said to the Inquirer back in December. One of those projects was “The Teachers of Philly,” a mobile game featuring prominent teachers in the School District. [...]

  3. Appzhao: ‘on-leave’ School District webmaster creates social network to share … | Webmaster Blog / July 27, 2012

    [...] Akers, 31, made headlines during the end of his tenure at the School District. The District suspended him and Akers is awaiting arbitration regarding his being let go from the District, having been accused  [Updated, as noted above] eventually fired him in December, accusing him of “unsatisfactory work performance.” Akers told the Inquirer he was caught up in district politics. One of former superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s aides ordered Akers to work on secret projects, often to promote Ackerman’s image, he said to the Inquirer back in December. One of those projects was “The Teachers of Philly,” a mobile game featuring prominent teachers in the School District. [...]

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