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Editorial: DeVos shouldn’t shy from responsibility for low reading proficiency nationwide

Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, speaks during the Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 11.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 4, 2019

According to the assessment, two out of three children in the United States don’t meet reading proficiency standards as set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Editorial: The White House doesn’t need Beto, but the U.S. Senate does

Beto O’Rourke receives a question during a visit to Oakland as a campaign stop on Sept. 25.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 3, 2019

This is where he’s needed most, and with his name now recognized even more widely than in 2018, he might have the momentum to unseat Cruz.

Editorial: Raincoats are superior to umbrellas

Pittsburgh averages about 38 inches of rain annually.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 31, 2019

Here at The Pitt News, the editorial board prefers the rain jacket and its versatility over the complicated and easily misplaced contraption that is an umbrella.

Editorial: Gen Z finally clapped back at unfair hate from baby boomers

Editorial: Gen Z finally clapped back at unfair hate from baby boomers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 30, 2019

"OK boomer" is the perfect answer to the ironic haughtiness of many baby boomers.

Editorial: Deregulation has dangerous consequences

Eight of about a dozen grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft are parked on a remote taxiway at Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico, on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 29, 2019

An article by the New York Times published Tuesday called into question certain passages of regulatory legislation passed weeks before the first crash, which made it easier for Boeing to challenge the government on safety concerns.

Editorial: Penn Avenue bus sinkhole models need for deliberate infrastructure changes in Pittsburgh

The American Society of Civil Engineers awarded Pittsburgh with a C- infrastructure quality rating in November 2018.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 28, 2019

Securing money to prevent infrastructure failures can prove difficult, but the City needs to make a more concentrated effort to mitigate the risk of a fiasco such as yesterday’s from happening again.

Editorial: Acknowledge fake ads, not just fake news

Facebook hasn’t made much of an effort to limit exposure to fake ads.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 27, 2019

It is Facebook’s responsibility to limit ads with false information, not just news with false information.

Editorial: Top 10 reasons Pitt students are so tired

The average college student shouldn’t have any problems climbing the stairs to the third floor of the Cathedral.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 24, 2019

Anytime someone asks us how we are, we respond that we’re tired — because here at The Pitt News, we’re committed to getting the facts right. And anytime we tell a college graduate of any age that we’re tired, they respond, “Of course — it’s midterm season, after all.” We certainly d...

Editorial: Strong economy not responsible for increase in uninsured children

More than 1 million children around the country were taken off the two main health programs for low-income children.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 22, 2019

A closer look at the situation suggests that immigration policy as well as state and federal actions aimed at reducing fraud have pushed these children out of health care coverage.

Editorial: Keep TikTok out of public schools

Editorial: Keep TikTok out of public schools

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 21, 2019

TikTok should be kept out of public schools, for the emotional and physical safety of all children.

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