Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Waste That Stimulus Money

Detroit Public Schools: 40,000 kids to get laptops from stimulus funds

Detroit Public Schools will spend $49 million in federal money to push technology in the district, including distributing 40,000 new laptop computers to students in grades 6-12 for use in class, as well as more than 5,000 new desktop computers.

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This school district graduates 25% of it's students. While I think computers probably do help children learn, it is likely this $49 million could have been better spent on directly addressing the need to get their students to graduate.

Now for the punchline:

DPS says teacher tried to pawn school laptop

Detroit Public Schools officials say they have suspended a Durfee Elementary School teacher who allegedly tried to pawn her district-owned laptop computer at one of the biggest, most popular pawnshops in Detroit.


You just can't make this stuff up.

Finally, notice in the second article that the teacher was suspended with pay. How much you want to bet she keeps her job?

10 comments:

LASunsett said...

Forgive me for being crass and somewhat sick but there is just no other way to describe it. You just can't polish a t*rd.

cube said...

Sometimes I read something that just makes me shake my head in disbelief. This is one of those times.

Chuck said...

LA, Detroit is a turd

Cube, we do that a lot in Michigan

MK said...

We recently had one of these education stimulating affairs here, building new school libraries, classrooms and all that. It was great business for contractors and builders, they were making 3 times more than what a private individual was prepared to pay.

Naturally the communist scum leading our country feel it was all great value. Oh and the laptops were out dated and couldn't really be used because there was no support structure in place for them.

You see the brainiacs didn't think that they needed software, it support, upgrade etc for the laptops. Real smart lot running our country.

"How much you want to bet she keeps her job?"

Probably bumped up the list for the next promotion too, along with a class on how to hide her pilfering better next time.

For Your Eyes Only said...

very well put.

Chuck said...

MK, the not so funny part is that these people are running our schools

For Your Eyes Only, cool name and thanks

Ticker said...

ya'll be racist, how dara you folk denys our chillin puters. De need em fo skool an fo games.Streets do't be safe fo dem, Now de need guns so hoods don steel em frum dem.
Means while, whey did I does wit my pawn ticket.

Yea, total stupidity and yep she'll get promoted.

Chuck said...

Ticker, relax - I was just axing you what do you think about it ;)

Ticker said...

Chuck, and I told you. hahhaha

Now where be dat damn pawn shop ticket. I be needin sum new rags fo my pro-motion cemony.

Randy said...

I'm guessing the teacher belongs to a union? She probably can't be fired...