Sunday, June 15, 2008

Letter from yesterday's Civic Arena Schenley Graduation

Dear Schenley Graduate,

It has come to our attention that, despite today being graduation day, we have a problem. You might think you are done, but not so fast. We have noticed that there are some outstanding homework assignments that still linger and need your attention.

To rectify this matter, call 412-622-3600 and sign up to speak at the board meeting on Monday, June 16, 2008 to the Pgh Public School Board and Administrative office in Oakland. You'll need to give a 3-minute prepared speech on the value of keeping Schenley High School open for future generations of Pittsburgh's kids.

If that is not possible, call the clerk of the city of Pittsburgh at 412-255-2138 and get a time to speak at a public hearing on Tuesday, June 17 at 6 pm in City Council Chambers. Likewise, your voice is welcomed and needed. The costs to fix Schenley is much less than all the alternatives they are proposing.

If you can't come and speak either of these days, you can have others come and speak on your behalf.

A letter to the editor might be a suitable alternative, if it gets published, and if there are no typos.

Life is going to be a struggle, one after another. Real world success comes only to lifelong learners. As engaged parents, taxpayers, neighbors and citizens, we are thrilled to have you join us in our battles for our community and freedom. Feel recruited.

By the way, the still uncompleted homework assignment you have yet to complete is but a fraction of the work still due from others. Your task is small when contrasted to the still unfinished plans that we await from Mark Roosevelt.

Thanks for your swift attention on these matters.

With love and the greatest respect, today, and always,

A person who isn't your parent nor relative.

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