City parents voice concerns over schools While their complaints ranged from lackluster academics at accelerated learning academies to poor discipline district-wide, about 40 parents who gathered in the Hill District last night had this much in common:A great group of parents interested in the overall health and quality of the Pittsburgh Public Schools held a meeting at the Hill House tonight. Wireless Neighborhood folks, including Mrs. T. Smith, help to organize the gathering that also included a handful of board members. Randall T, Mark B, Thomas S., and Skip Mc were there with the advocates, regulars and concerned.
They fear efforts to improve the Pittsburgh Public Schools aren't panning out, and they want their voices heard.
Expect to see coverage from Joe S. of the P-G.
The next meeting is slated for May 1, 2007. Save the date.
Sadly, more than 30 people were told in advance of the meeting that they would not be able to attend as only a smaller room was available. At the last minute, the big room was made available -- so more could have attended. I'm not sure how many where there, perhaps 60 to 75.
Discipline starts next year, so says Mr. Roosevelt. I'd still like to know why the wait?