Pittsburgh Public Schools will drop “public” from the district name to improve its image and add “Pittsburgh” before the name of all its schools. The district will call itself “Pittsburgh Schools.” It also will begin using “Excellence for All” on all stationery and other written materials.
Under the new policy, Sterrett Classical Academy will be called Pittsburgh Sterrett. But the school’s traditional name still will be used — albeit in smaller print — on stationery and other printed materials.
. . . By dropping “public” from its name, Randall Taylor said, the district might be able to avoid the negative attitude often associated with public schools.
Oh yeah, that’ll work. I wonder how much they paid a consultant for this bright idea. And how much they’ll spend on new stationery.