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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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