It’s bad enough we have this…
photo by Emma Lee/Newsworks
is happening in Philadelphia.
Yes! R.I.P. education as the Philadelphia school district had to borrow fifty million dollars so that their schools could open on time! I thought I was reading that wrong on NY Times
They had to BORROW MONEY to OPEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS??? REALLY???
WTF IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE????
With all the B.S. that gets paid for, a school district had to borrow money so schools could be opened? That is shit! To make matters worse the 50 mil won’t even be enough to supply the schools with the necessities needed to open! You know, pens; paper; counselors; admin staff; so on.
So to deal with the shortfall, one school’s principle, in covering his school’s 355,000 budget shortfall asked parents to pay $613 dollars per student so that the school had it’s full compliment!
I can imagine the looks now… Parents having to pay for public school! When I heard that I thought no way… but…
Why are we asking people, that are more than likely, cash strapped already to kill themselves working multiple jobs just so they can educate their kids? How the hell does that work? Education is a two prong approach and we are killing BOTH?? The one (schools) has to borrow and/or ask parents for money and the other prong is out working so they can’t be their for their kids? That scenario (closed schools and non-existent parenting) ends up giving us the dumb asses that killed that jogger because they were bored or the eight year old who killed his caretaker!!!!
What the F*CK is that???? Really??? We spend shitloads on politician salaries & perks, NSA spying and lawsuit happy people (think of how much it time, and then translate that to money, is being wasted in the courts on crap) and yet we can not educate or feed people in this country??? We have to force our citizens to the idea that everything is about money and therefore they can not be with their families???
Why the F*CK is that? The things that our most important to our survival like the environment, family, education and nutrition get the ax and yet… we’re all too damn busy talking about Miley Cyrus? We’re too busy to ask questions Why The F*CK a school system has to BORROW MONEY and WHY ARE FAMILIES BEING DESTROYED????
We’re not out protesting the issues at hand! I see FDR and a few others turning over in their graves right now.
What makes this worse is… the education issue is a vicious cycle. It makes it easier for the powers that be to cram consolidation and core curriculum down our throats.
Think about it? If they claim that something is broke… they then can say that if we have consolidation and core curriculum, we can save money! Truth is though… we lose money because we stifle the potential of our students! Hell… even the standardized exams (like A.C.T and S.A.T.) that everyone is hell bent on our students taking show that our students are being stifled by such logic. There are multiple stories (ABC News and Time showing that our students are not meeting benchmarks. I must ask, how are these benchmarks determined? Are they asking businesses what it is they really need to compete?? How does CC and Consolidation help??
If by shuttling money away from schools in order to force them to consolidate and do core curriculum is going to help our students. I sadly see us not getting away from the STEM Shortage nor do I see us getting out of this economic slump. Asking parents to pitch in money that they do not have… is just insult to injury on an already broken situation.
Asking parents to pony up for public schools is just wrong! The government at ALL levels should be doing the ponying!!
Tonight…. call, write and/or email your local politician to make sure this doesn’t happen to your local school. Then… find a way so we can help Philadelphia students! We all can make a difference!
Thanks for reading. Peace unto you all! Jah Bless!