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Monday, March 13, 2006

Viva La Resistance! - Parents Fight Back at USC

According to the Post-Gazette:
A group of 10 Upper St. Clair families filed suit in federal court this morning claiming five members of the school board improperly voted to terminate the International Baccalaureate program in February.

At a news conference at the Upper St. Clair municipal building this morning, Witold Walczak, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and lawyers from the firm Schmader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, said the suit claims five board members retaliated against parents, administrators and students who supported IB because they were publicly critical of the board members during the fall election and actively campaigned against them.
Yes! I am glad that there are some folks in USC that have the good sense to fight to save the IB program. Things like this definitely give me hope that Pittsburgh can continue to grow into a more progressive and forward-thinking region. Happy day. Later fan-boys.


  • At 12:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    On April 17, 2006, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board decided: "It's time for an unapologetic Preston to go!"

    On October 13, 2006, Joe Preston continued to demonstrate a lack of remorse telling the editorial board that he, in fact, will not return the pay raise.

    It's this simple: Mr. Preston is one of the lone symbols of this controversy who still believes a nod-nod, wink-wink from the Governor, local political leaders and the media can protect him from any further public ridicule.

    In short, Mr. Preston has recently demonstrated unprecedented arrogance suggesting an attitude and confidence that are embarrassing.

    Todd Elliott Koger For State Representative District 24


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