While schools like Abington Heights, and Crestwood soared above the state standards, corruption central districts such Wilkes-Barre Area and Scranton Area didn’t even come close, according to the Citizens Voice Newspaper.
Scranton’s reaction: Blame the students who are poor. Scranton "School Board President Kathleen McGuigan said the district’s demographics, such as high populations of low-income students and English-as-a-second-language students, provide unique challenges."
- Yup that’s it, their parents have no money, so they can’t or won’t learn….
- Perhaps Brian should acknowledge the elephant in the room:
It’s no secret that Wilkes-Barre and Scranton have a long history of employing a nepotism style hiring policy. In fact many who ran for school board have told WUWB that while campaigning, the biggest question they were hit with was “who are you trying to get hired when you win?”. Wilkes-Barre has even gone so far as to hire based on padded envelopes, but now it would seem that having an all relative staff is catching up with us.
Imagine going to a family reunion and seeing your dumb cousin, come on we all have em, now imagine he’s the one charged with educating your children, oh wait you don’t have to imagine that one, your children attend WBASD…
Seriously don’t believe me, see for yourself WBASD hired the King’s party-boy son, and nephew at the very same meeting. Talk about corruption central, this was at the same time, as a board member, flat out told a citizen that he was also hiring his wife… TRUE STORY!!!
Solutions: Agora Cyber Charter School, less corrupt, better-safer environment, AWESOME friendly staff, knowledgeable teachers, in home coaching, tuition FREE, less hassle, oh ya and did I say less corrupt? Sorry I’m from Wilkes-Barre.
The average household income in Wilkes-Barre is $36,076 according to the 2010 census, yet our superintendent is paid 4 TIMES that amount for FAILING miserably.
Truly want your local schools/government back? STOP voting straight party, or actually go out and vote, but doing the same thing we've always done in Wilkes-Barre truly ain’t gettin er DONE!!
Wake Up Wilkes Barre