On Monday morning, I read the Post-Gazette article “Peduto Puts New Focus on City’s School System.” Although I have been largely uninformed about the mayor’s pursuit of improving the public system, I was excited and filled with a sense of significance after reading about it.
I am a senior at North Allegheny Senior High School, and I have always been a firm believer that — although somewhat cliched — high school students are the future of society. Mayor Bill Peduto’s actions are extremely important and his decision to involve himself more in the decisions made by public schools is greatly appreciated. Teachers and students of other schools, even other school districts, should take greater leaps to be better connected.
Mayor Peduto’s actions seek to strengthen the ties between schools and the governing system of Pittsburgh. By putting a greater emphasis on the importance of their work, high school students will be pushed to work harder and improve their academic achievements.
Some nights, I spend up to three hours toiling over homework and studying for tests. With a greater emphasis on students’ work and excellence, I think Mayor Peduto’s actions will receive much appreciation from students and teachers alike.