From the PG:
"Carey Harris, executive director of the Pittsburgh educational advocacy group A+ Schools, wants lawmakers to help, too. She asked them to revise portions of the school code that require boards of education to approve routine transactions that distract them from important policy decisions.
Pittsburgh officials should be addressing dropout rates, the achievement gap and providing guidance counselors, she said. Instead, she said, they are spending their meetings voting on whether to buy hand sanitizer, approve field trips and accept donations."
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