In an effort to brighten and strengthen the district’s image,
Pittsburgh Public Schools will drop “public” from its name and adopt a
new, standardized way of referring to its schools, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Under the policy, the district simply will call itself the “Pittsburgh Schools.”

By dropping “public” from its name, school board member Randall
Taylor said, the district might be able to avoid the negative attitude
often associated with public schools.

Candi Cushman, education analyst for Focus on the Family Action, said that’s not how to solve problems.

“If there’s a negative attitude toward public-school education, the
proper place to start making changes is inside the classroom, not out
front on the sign,” she said. “At the very least, parents should be
given the freedom to move their children to better schools, including
Christian schools.”

CitizenLink: Pittsburgh Public Schools Drops ‘Public’ From Name

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