Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Need a City Schools Leader for the Long Haul

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Need a City Schools Leader for the Long Haul

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I attended the Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent search meeting at Oliver High School, where I was one of 20 speakers sharing our concerns and desires for this most critical board decision.

In my remarks I noted that the Steelers have had three coaches in the past 45 years and won six Super Bowls. Cleveland has endured numerous changes without any success.

Strong, consistent leadership is essential. We need a leader who will demand excellence in all of our schools. The new person must expect and motivate all employees - administrators, faculty, janitors, cafeteria workers and crossing guards - to support every student to achieve the maximum of his or her ability.

Other speakers introduced these points: Strong, successful neighborhood schools must be the foundation of our district. …

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