Education advocates, including three Black community leaders, have called on the Pittsburgh Board of Education to scrap it’s hiring of embattled superintendent candidate Anthony Hamlet and start from scratch, even as a new investigation of his credentials by a former state prosecutor begins.
The joint statement issued June 14 by Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh President and CEO Esther Bush, Black Political Empowerment Project Chairman CEO Tim Stevens and Hill District Education Council Co-Chair Sala Udin, joined by A+ Schools Executive Director Carey Harris, said the damage has been done.
“We have waited more than 16 days since the initial discoveries of inconsistencies in Dr. Hamlet’s resume surfaced for the board to act. We can no longer wait,” the statement read in part.
“The hiring of the superintendent is the most important job that the School Board has. Our community needs a visionary leader whose credentials are unimpeachable. The School Board must restart the search to find such a candidate.”