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Old 07-21-2010, 01:51 PM
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Morningside and Highland Park are possibilities. Morningside is exceptionally walkable, as it is almost entirely flat.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Sideblinded View Post
I too am nervous about all the changes the school district is making, and I never considered private schools until this year. I am going to wait to see how it goes. There are too many changes going on, everything is tied into Gates, Broad, and "fixing the teachers." The Pittsburgh Promise, which has not increased enrollment as promised. The money is not going to help the kids. The Superintendent promised sweeping reform and fairy dust, so far we have had virtually no gain, but for some reason nobody seems to notice. All these programs are increasing management, not educators.
Its hard to have it both ways... sweeping reform is going to lead to complains about too many changes. At least they are making efforts to innovate, rather than letting things stagnate...
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:15 PM
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I am not here to argue. I care about PPS, but corporate takeover of Public Schools is dangerous territory. We are talking serious money, and by the time we figure out we don't have it, I am afraid the people responsible will be long gone. (The Superintendent was applying for other positions last year) Schools chief considered leaving Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

This is "venture philanthropy" look it up, Eli Broad said it himself.

Pittsburgh has to match the 40 million Gates put up, yet, fell short of matching UPMC Pittsburgh Promise goal last year. Where is this money going to come from? What if we keep falling short? Pittsburgh Promise scholarship raises $11.3 million in year

We are in deep trouble, and the "sweeping changes" you see are simply a well played shell game.

Change for the sake of profit and power is wrong and it breaks my heart.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:12 PM
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For some reason I cannot edit my post. I did not mean to hijack this thread.
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