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The West Jefferson Hills SD is Politicking on the Taxpayers’ Dime

The West Jefferson Hills School District has now abandoned all pretense of impartiality with this panicky posting on the official school district website.

!! PASA E-ALERT !!
TUITION VOUCHER BILL TO BE CONSIDERED IN SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE TOMORROW
YOUR ACTION NEEDED
Contact members of the Senate Education Committee TODAY and urge them to vote NO on Senate Bill 1, a tuition voucher bill that will be considered by the committee tomorrow (Tuesday – October 25).

Two things strike me about this.

1) It’s always fun when your enemies lose. Nice work. Your tears are sweet, and I’m not even a big supporter of SB1.

2) Thanks for taking off the mask. I know the company line is that It’s All About The Children. Now we see that it’s really All About The System. We can let test scores go to hell, graduate kids who can’t read or add, and fail to prepare them to be even marginally productive members of society–that’s no problem. But threaten to break the monopoly of the teachers’ unions, their crony administrators, and the school boards who enable it all, and all hell breaks loose.

The press release on the school district website is from the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, so we have to assume that the administration supports it. If the West Jefferson Hills School Board had any balls they’d haul the Superintendent to the next meeting and summarily fire her. It might send a long-needed message to the rest of the State.

October 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm
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  • November 8, 2011 at 9:14 amDebbie

    I find Mr. Mullner’s perception of this action completely wrong. If he understood the role of a school director, he would acknowledge that one of their fundamental responsibilites is to promote public education and stand up for anything that threatens it. I’m glad I don’t live in Pleasant Hills and have to worry about you representing my citizen rights!

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