The subheadline on the June 23 Perspectives piece "A New Day Has Dawned in Pittsburgh" by teachers union leaders Randi Weingarten and John Tarka left a bad taste in my mouth. The subheadline -- "Teachers and administrators are now true partners in helping our students succeed" -- is not true. Teachers and school administrators have always been true partners in helping our students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools succeed.
Pittsburgh school principals have always gone above and beyond to help all students. Furthermore, the only new idea in the entire article is the career-ladder merit pay raise.
The writer is a retired Pittsburgh Public Schools principal.