The recent passage of a community schools policy for Pittsburgh Public Schools is a huge step in the right direction for our children and our communities. In a community schools model, the school becomes the center of the community and is open to everyone– all day, every day.
This summer, PIIN linked arms with teachers, parents, students and community organizations in support of the Pittsburgh Public School Board and their decision to hire Dr. Anthony Hamlet as our next Superintendent.
Supporters of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ embattled incoming superintendent outnumbered his critics Monday and urged the Pittsburgh Public Schools board to stand by its pick despite plagiarism and apparently embellished data in his resume.
When the board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools hired Anthony Hamlet as its next superintendent, supporters hoped the move would unite the district behind a vision of Pittsburgh’s future. Instead, they worry, it has led to a divisive debate about Mr. Hamlet’s past.
A group of local advocacy organizations said Sunday that it supports the Pittsburgh Public School board in its decisions — as the board considers the future of its already beleaguered incoming superintendent.