Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Endorsement Was a Vehicle to Bash a Good Superintendent

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Endorsement Was a Vehicle to Bash a Good Superintendent

Article excerpt

I was shocked but hardly surprised when I read the May 11 editorial "For City School Board."

Given the prior statements by the Post-Gazette, this piece amounts to a political advertisement for Sala Udin, the candidate with "gravitas" wrapped in a hatchet job targeting at least three other individuals, Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Anthony Hamlet and school board members Sylvia Wilson and Carolyn Klug.

Its petulant tone reveals the Post-Gazette's dismay at losing last June's fight to rescind Mr. Hamlet's hiring. Heaven forbid that a superintendent stand up for public education and against charter schools and privatization of public schools, paramount societal institutions.

I am a proud Pittsburgh Public Schools parent of three children, all graduates of the district, and a teacher, a veteran of 15 years here and another 10 years in the public schools in Toronto, Boston and Raleigh. …

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