Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Executive Director of A+ Schools says she’s relieved to hear that the Pittsburgh Public School District and its teachers union have a tentative contract. Carey Harris has a six-year-old daughter in the district. She says a strike would have been extremely disruptive for families, many of which have two working parents. A+ Schools recently launched a postcard campaign aimed at pressuring both the district and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers to reach an agreement. Harris says she’s not sure how many of the postcards were sent in, but she’s heard from many parents in recent weeks who were anxious for an agreement.