Thank you to Nina Esposito-Visgitis for standing up for the students and teachers succeeding every day in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Her Perspectives piece on July 24 ("Stop Slamming City Schools") rebutted recent attacks on their accomplishments and educational quality.
As a parent of three students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, I assure readers that our kids receive outstanding education.
Their teachers inspire creativity, generate students' excitement for learning and go the extra mile to demonstrate commitment to the children.
All of these advantages contradict the negative stereotypes that several well-meaning people "warned" my wife and me about as our children approached school age. Placing our first-born in Pittsburgh Public Schools flew in the face of assumptions that we would move to the suburbs for educational reasons.
Five years in since first sending our oldest to the public schools, we strongly recommend that anyone considering whether to live in the city with young children explore the Pittsburgh Public Schools. You will be surprised to learn the breadth and depth of outstanding educational opportunities and choices available.