My kids elementary school got a flat screen TV in the hallway. It just hangs there and shows pictures and random news like Tiger Woods begging forgiveness last year. But teachers are being laid off. This year the 5th graders all got laptops and the 4th graders are getting them now. But the class sizes are too big! I had one teacher friend tell me that this was because there is allotted amount of money for electronics and if there is extra THI is where it goes. I would ALSO like to mention that the school purchased Wii's to be used as reading incentives! WTH? Our school system is supposedly BROKE and and they NEED to raise taxes and incorporate more area so they can get the money they need!
Does this not sound a LITTLE crazy to anyone else? Is this a policy thing that goes on in anyone elses area?
Answer by MommyH2 at 8:48 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by Izsarejman at 8:51 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by missingruth at 8:54 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
I am on my daughters Home & School board. The principal last year was asking for Smart Boards (our goal for last year was 6, they are $2000 a piece) He also wanted a HUGE fish tank for the entrance way...I thought it was a stupid waste of money ...We didn't approve the money for that but we did install 12 Smart Boards......and he got his fish tank by asking for donations by asking alumni for donations in order for them to hold a reunion there....WIN WIN.....so I guess it depends WHERE the $$ comes from
I raise $$ for educational items & events and that's where I draw the line...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:56 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 9:32 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
Our whole school has smart boards too. They are a LOT of fun and stuff but the kids dont seem to be learning any MORE and teachers keep disappearing!
They swear this will help keep them up with some of the other schools (that have moe $$) I have my doubts...we haven't had to let go any teachers but we lost our in house subs....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:34 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 9:54 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 10:12 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:33 PM on Sep. 6, 2010