Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Public Hearing testimony posted

PURE Reform's testimony from last night's public hearing has now been posted. Go to the purereform.com website, announcements tab, and click on "PURE Reform Report" under the October 12, 2009 item.


Questioner said...

Other speakers at the hearing were parents of a CAPA student who felt that PPS offers adequate opportunities for parents to be involved in decision making and felt that the contract should be extended; a Schenley parent who spoke very movingly about the lack of opportunities for 11th and 12th graders at the Reizenstein location; a CAPA grandparent who spoke about inadequacies in the costume department at CAPA and the lack of response she had received from the many administrators, etc. she had contacted; representatives from the Pittsburgh Promise and the Pittsburgh Foundation in favor of a contract extension; and members of the NAACP stating that the district's support for a state graduation exam is contra to the studies that have been done on this topic.

Questioner said...

Also the director of A+ Schools spoke about school board governance and urged a reasoned and wise decision on the proposed contract extension.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Let's go out on a limb and urge -- urge -- a reasoned and wise decision. Wishing upon a star is just as sweet.

Perhaps I should request the full testimony.