Report finds large inequities in Pittsburgh Public Schools

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In the more vulnerable public schools in Pittsburgh, students have fewer effective teachers, are treated with less respect and are less likely to feel their school is a safe and positive place than in schools with fewer needy students, according to an A+ Schools survey.

“My question is how can students learn if that’s how they feel in school? And whose responsibility is it to see that students’ rights are upheld?” asked Amy Scott, director of research and data analysis for A+ Schools.

Ms. Scott presented the results of the latest School Works report Tuesday to more than 200 educators, parents, students and community members at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

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