Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Public school waste from the Stimulus bill

Joanne Jacobs reports Milwaukee seeks millions for . . . ?:

Milwaukee Public Schools could get $88.6 million in construction funds under the stimulus bill — “even though the district has 15 vacant school buildings, a large surplus of property and no plans for new construction,” reports the Journal-Sentinel.

This is what happens which politicians rush to make decisions.

Technorati tags: government schools, children, public school, public education, education


Luke Holzmann said...

But, but, but we need to put more money into public education! [laughing]


ChristineMM said...

"Education groups are flooding Capitol Hill with calls and e-mails to fight the push by Nelson and Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins to slash about $50 billion from proposed new federal grants for state education aid.

The 3.2-million-member National Education Association, one of the biggest union backers of Democrats, has sent a letter to Senate Democrats threatening to lower their rating with the group if they vote against the original level of school aid funding.

"We strongly urge your opposition to the Nelson-Collins amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that would cut funding allocated for education. Votes associated with this issue will be included in the NEA Legislative Report Card for the 111th Congress," wrote NEA execs Diane Shust and Randall Moody."

from article:

date: 2/06/09

I say: "This is business as usual in Washington. Where is the change?"

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Obama styles himself to be Roosevelt. There will be wonderful Union jobs, paying American workers a decent wage, so they can build all these schools.

*sniff* is that the smell of "payback for your vote?"