Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Need More High-Quality Public School Options

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Need More High-Quality Public School Options

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In the Dec. 14 letter from Pittsburgh Public Schools solicitor Ira Weiss ("Charter Schools Aren't a Real Option for Many Families"), Mr. Weiss continues to perpetuate the myth that charter schools pick and choose students, as if they were a business looking to fill seats with a certain type of student profile. This myth has been debunked numerous times, and, in fact, it is the Pittsburgh Public Schools that regularly handpicks students for its magnet schools.

The greatest obstacle to creating a just and prosperous Pittsburgh is the paltry number of high-quality public school options. We know that demand for great schools in Pittsburgh is far greater than supply, as evidenced by more than 1,700 students sitting on charter school waitlists. All stakeholders need to be singularly focused on how we increase the number of quality seats for all children, regardless of ZIP code. …

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