another angle on education in Pittsburgh
But wait... think about those numbers for a minute. I really don't know how the $500 or so compares... but isn't the shocker just how ridiculous that a major employer of any kind spends all of $75 per employee per year for education, training and travel expenses. That is the real story if those numbers are accurate. I would think even crossing guards could use $75 in retraining every year, but almost every other employee certainly needs a lot more than that just to maintain proficiency in each of their respective professions. Wow. Maybe the Controller can audit workforce training standards in the city.
But beyond that.. Unless there is something else brewing , it really is quite a whimper of an ending to the tempest of news there was over the vast Housing Authority spending scandal that briefly took over the local news cycle. If I recall this all correctly, at one point Pat F. was trying to spin this all as if he was a whistleblower on machinations within the Housing Authority. I wonder if anyone will ever sort out all the internal politics that were going on behind the scenes to that. Of course, it all got subsumed by the great billboard blow out.
What is up with the billboard anyway? If we make it a few more days it will be 6 weeks without even a mention Pat F. in the news which will the longest we have gone on that in a few years I think.