Onorato supports combining communities by school lines Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato said today that consolidating the state's 501 school districts into 100 -- as suggested by Gov. Ed Rendell Wednesday -- might be a bit extreme, but he would favor consolidating the county's 130 municipalities into 43.What Rendell said was all about the schools. What Onorato said was nothing about the schools. Neither of them have offered to do a darn thing about quality of life nor freedom.
The Allegheny Insitutue pointed out that the biggest school districts in the state do the worst in terms of educating the kids and cost the most. So there is a forumla that is worth avoiding.
Bigger isn't better. Bigger is bigger. Better is better.