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|Are Pittsburgh Schools a Boat with a Hole in it? by allegheny|
Oh, if the district only had more money to waste-er, spend. $21,000 per student just isn't enough. Maybe another foundation funded effort will "stem the tide" as the superintendent described her job. One would have thought the previous superintendent had solved the academic problems.
Can it get any more ridiculous? Program after program, Promise scholarships and scores do not improve, enrollment declines, and some of the high schools have more security than an airport. One would think common decency would take over the mindset of Pittsburghers with regard to public schools. But no, it does not happen. They are content to keep on with same old same old and crush any chance at a respectable life these kids should have.
Understanding that family life is important, too many kids are being raised by women who do not have the ability (or maybe even the interest) to enforce the discipline required to have learning occur. But there is no excuse for denying options to parents who would like an alternative school where discipline is enforced and a chance of learning exists. Kids can be taught in 7 hours a day if activities are focused and excuses are not permitted.
The disease that affects Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and other large school districts is progressive statism augmented to a lethal degree by political correctness and intellectual vapidity in our universities. This school situation ought to be viewed as a moral failing, but to liberals moral failing means tax rates are too low and air quality regulations are not strict enough. Yet more evidence of a societal unraveling.