Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hamlet's Vision Is Good

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hamlet's Vision Is Good

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The June 8 article "Hamlet Defends Accomplishments at Florida Schools" is a good example of poorly constructed and biased journalism. While reporting on Anthony Hamlet's June 7 press conference, the reporters editorialized by taking an argumentative and defensive tone in a less-than-veiled critique of the incoming superintendent.

Dr. Hamlet borrowed from a Washington Post editorial in constructing his educational philosophy. So what? He allowed a newspaper article to influence his thought process. Isn't that what your reporters are trying to do?

Perhaps while you continue to attack Dr. Hamlet, you might also continue to emphasize that the elected school board's main criteria for hiring a superintendent was their concern for high-need students, and not "vetting the data," as school board President Regina Holley so clearly explained in your June 3 article "New Resume Questions Raised About Incoming Pittsburgh School Superintendent. …

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