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Recently the Pittsburgh Board of Education has required a select few teachers from each district school be laid off, most likely to make small cuts in favor of saving a handful of money. The criteria for being laid off is unknown, however at Brashear High School it is evident the newer teachers are being laid off, regardless of their skill set in the classroom or how well they have contributed to the overall success of the school and/or the students.

Among these teachers are Mr. Agulia, Ms. Dirks, Ms. Chengery, Mr. Broderick and 11 or so more. These teachers have presented outstanding methods in teaching and in handling a classroom. Since these teachers have been working in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, test scores and PSSA scores have skyrocketed, going from primarily Basic/Below Basic to primarily in the Proficient category (PSSA Score Information). Not only that, but these select teachers are enjoyable to learn from and have a lot of information and knowledge to offer to the students at large in the Pittsburgh Area school district.

Which begs the question: Why must the newer, imaginative teachers be laid off when there are teachers who are close to retiring and teachers who do next to nothing that are still in the workplace?

As students, we propose that the older, more set-for-life teachers take the cut. On average, the longer you have been teaching, the more you earn. Not only would fewer teachers have to get laid off, but even if they do, they will possess a better means to support themselves while out of the workplace.

We must fight this act of injustice to preserve good teaching methods for the sake of the future generation of school students that go there, and for the sake of our children who may attend these schools in the future. The future of education and learning is at risk; fight for it.

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Latest Signatures

  • 10 December 2015100. Colleen C
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 201599. Samantha N
    mr chu and mr aguglia are the best teachers in brashear Attending Pittsburgh Area School Brashear high school
  • 26 November 201598. Kariann M
    All taking away the teachers is doing is saving Pittsburgh money to get themselves futher in debt. I would rather see a teacher keep their job than another worthless building built. Attending Pittsburgh Area School Graduated in 2005 from brashear
  • 26 October 201597. Samantha E
    This district is spending ridiculous amounts of money fixing up schools and then closing them down a yr or so later. They waste so much money and then scream they don't have enought of money for the kids. How about trying to budget and stop wasting our ta
  • 08 September 201596. Ashley W
    I support this petition
  • 01 September 201595. Melissa W
    I support this petition
  • 16 May 201594. Ryan L
    they are all really good teachers
  • 05 April 201593. Courtney W
    I support this petition
  • 04 April 201592. Anthony Y
    I support this petition
  • 15 March 201591. Ms Dd
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 201590. Cynthia T
    I support this petition
  • 20 January 201589. Jonathan D
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 201488. Melynda C
    I support this petition
  • 22 September 201487. Shellby T
    I support this petition
  • 17 September 201486. Sarah S
    I support this petition
  • 14 September 201485. Sarah R
    I support this petition
  • 29 July 201484. Byron G
    Answers Attending Pittsburgh Area School N/A
  • 30 June 201483. Catherine F
    I support this petition
  • 05 May 201482. Jake G
    this is bogus Attending Pittsburgh Area School Brashear
  • 30 March 201481. Josh W
    These are all great teachers and they deserve to keep their jobs. Attending Pittsburgh Area School Brashear High School
  • 23 March 201480. Jessica M
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 201479. Wyatt Z
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 201378. Jess Z
    i miss brashear! but laying off teachers? i can't believe it.
  • 26 November 201377. Hannah A
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 201376. Amanda T
    i'm going to be a teacher soon and i hope this doenst happen to me! save the teachers!
  • 31 October 201375. Kimberly C
    I support this petition
  • 10 October 201374. Nicole D
    I support this petition

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