Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Clinton and Broad/Gates

Anonymous wrote:

"A must read for all. It all starts at the top. It's all about power and money. Sadly just more of the same down the road...
http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2015/06/eli-broad-and-clintons.html  "

Effect of Broad Gates style reform on Black children

Anonymous wrote:

"New post please

Interesting article about charter schools with specific mention of Broad/Gates style "reform" and it's harmful effects on black children. 

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/08/black-lives-matter-charter-schools/ "

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Involvement by Council of Great City Schools

Anonymous wrote:

"

New post please...
There is a new article in the PG about Dr. Hamlets transition plan. It stated...

"The Council of the Great City Schools, a consortium of the nation’s largest urban school districts, will help find national experts for the superintendent’s transition team, the second part of the plan.

The group will provide an independent assessment of the district — focusing on subjects including organizational structure and staffing, instructional programming, budgets, data and disciplinary approaches — and will review, among other things, curriculum, classroom sizes and social-service needs and offerings. The school board recently approved a contract with the council through Dec. 31 for no more than $156,545."

When I googled "Council of the Great City School" it was clear that it is heavily tied to and funded by Bill Gates and Eli Broad. Yep, they're back... and choosing the transition team, among other things. This has me seriously worried.

Here is the link to the article 
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/08/09/Mayor-superintendent-weigh-wide-range-of-opportunities/stories/201608090165

Is PPS really paying $156,545 to a Broad/Gates group so that group can give us Broad's trained staff for the transition team??? I'm trying to be hopeful, but this news has me worried as a PPS teacher. "

Monday, August 8, 2016

Employee credentials

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBERS & SUPERINTENDANT:

PPS can you please list all employees and their credentials to be in that job please? Can you please list the day and time the PPS board members voted on their position? If this is ignored we know politics and unqualified persons are working with our children. Someone needs to investigate! "

Thursday, August 4, 2016

UPrep administration

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post Please

Pittsburgh Public Schools are bringing the same administrators back to UPREP after last year 10 employees took a leave of absence from stress, a riot, employees seriously injured, and parents pulling their kids out of the school for their safety."

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lots going on

Superintendent's first Board meeting.

Anonymous wrote:

"New post - lots going on in the July Board minutes. New community schools policy approved 5-2, contracts to support a transition team and development of a new strategic plan for the District, and significant HR moves (two EDs leaving, head of PSE named, some school leadership shuffling) 

Thoughts from this group? Positive, negative, or too early to say how things are going? "