Pitt. Diocese letter to parents: lobby for vouchers or lose tuition aid. Whoops.
Asst. Superintendent. Bowes' email began by saying "we must be relentless in our efforts to help pass school choice this year. I am asking you to inform parents that have received tuition assistance that they must contact their legislators and return the contact form attached to you in order to receive a grant next year. I then want you to return these contact forms to me. This way we can insure that a solid effort is being carried out by our diocese."
Pittsburgh Diocese 'corrects' tuition letter
A September 29, 1995 Post Gazette notice recognized Dr. Bowes as the diocesan spokesperson for then Governor Ridge's voucher plan and a board member of the. REACH Foundation, a leading proponent of school choice. He still serves on the REACH board of directors.
Not even WPIAL's elite can elude state's ax
No matter which high school wins Saturday night's WPIAL Class AAAA football championship at Heinz Field, neither one looks much like a loser. Upper St. Clair and North Allegheny are at the top of Pennsylvania's academically elite public school districts with dominant standardized math, reading, science and writing test scores, comfortable class sizes, negligible dropout rates and affluent communities.