Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Extravagant Oscars Show Is One That I, Too, Am Boycotting

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Extravagant Oscars Show Is One That I, Too, Am Boycotting

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Respectfully to Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee: I have decided to boycott the Oscars, too.

You are upset that no one of color has been nominated for an award. I am upset the awards are for parts in which actors were, more than likely, paid three to eight times more than I will make as an educator in a lifetime; awards that will be presented at a show that costs more than what it costs to run some school districts for an entire year.

I worry about a society that places such high accolades for acting and not educating and raising the children in our communities. This past week a teacher in our district retired after 42 years of service. The staff had a breakfast celebration for her. No red carpets, no paparazzi, no big prize or bonus. …

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