Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bigotry of low exectations. College scholarships to those with a 2.0 GPA.

Mark Roosevelt scored with the Pittsburgh Promise as it gets kicked off with the first big -- B-I-G -- donation.

On the radio Mark Roosevelt, politician turned school superintendent, spoke of fighting the bigotry of low expectations. Now college scholarships are going to those with those who are able to graduate from Pgh Public Schools with a 2.0 G.P.A.

Mayor Ravenstahl said he is 'terribly excited.'

Marty Griffin, KDKA Radio, said that the downside was that he would have been able to use the money a couple of years ago to go to college. His was a dig at the youthfulness of the mayor. But, Mayor Luke went to North Catholic, a Catholic School -- not a school in the PPS district. He would have NOT been eligible. And, North Catholic is moving out of the city -- and out of the county.

UPMC is stepping up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Scholarships for eligible students to 100 universities, mostly local / PA based.

Not for folks who live in the city and have children in private schools.