Education: Board members waiting on CEP progress reports - News - News - Pittsburgh City Paper - Pittsburgh: "Since the start of the 2007-08 school year, Community Education Partners (CEP) -- a private, Nashville-based alternative education company -- has been in charge of educating the city district's most academically and behaviorally challenged 6-12th-grade students.Perhaps the high jumps in test scores are from the low starting point.
It amazes me that the elected board members are kept in the dark and allow that to linger. The board is fine in allowing little or no news to reach them. That type of oversight is what is killing this region. I want elected board members to be accountable and I want them to be holding others accountable. I want them to be the ones who hold the light high for all to see what's going on in our agencies and institutions. They have to carry the torch. It has to burn bright. And, they've got to do their jobs well.
Finger wagging isn't the same as lighting a torch and holding it high. Be ready to expose and flame as needed, PPS Board. Enough is enough. If you don't have the numbers and scores and a clear understanding of the methods used, in our schools, then fix it. Find out. Don't let them stonewall you -- nor us. Otherwise, you're just a puppet to the administration and this is the proof.