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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

In response to the letter “Parental dysfunction” by James Immekus: My husband and I are residents of Wilkinsburg and homeowners. Our school taxes are said to be the highest in Pennsylvania. Mr. Immekus is exactly right in his comments regarding the high truancy rate of students in Wilkinsburg School District and the reasons behind it.

The only rate lower than truancy is the graduation rate, yet the Wilkinsburg School Board's answer to these problems is more taxpayer dollars. We Wilkinsburg residents learned long ago that if you voice your justified anger at the board's spending habits, you are tagged as a racist.

Until the board (and the entire country) addresses the lifestyle issues mentioned in Immekus' letter, nothing will change, including the raising of taxes. I doubt this will happen anytime soon in our “politically correct” country, let alone in Wilkinsburg School District.

We residents are clinging to the hope that one day the City of Pittsburgh will take over our dysfunctional school district.

Judith McPherson

Wilkinsburg

 

 
 


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