Priorities in the Schools

@laglen (19783)
United States
January 4, 2011 3:13pm CST
A Florida school District lays off 568 teachers while paying up to $1 million for "butterfly gardens". I guess I am just nuts because I think this is one of the craziest things yet. What do you think? Did I get the story wrong? http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/04/florida-school-district-lays-teachers-agreeing-spend-million-butterfly-gardens/?test=latestnews
5 responses
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
5 Jan 11
Sounds like the investigation is in order... I don't know if I'd stop with just investigating the "butterfly gardens". Sounds like the District has more than a few problems...and unfortunately, they aren't the only ones. There are way too many Districts that need to get their priorities straight...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I agree, including the district I live in. This is interesting - http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20101221/NEWS/799999987&parentprofile=search
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I'd be interested in knowing whether Reese, et al, do get a recall vote on one or more or the members. Reducing the number of credits to graduate is going the wrong direction in my mind...I'd sign the petition.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 Jan 11
We have a very poor rating for education in the state and reese is the ONLY one that seems to get this. I moderated their debate the last election, it was SOOOO hard not to look disgusted. The students have since dropped it due to the cost, but the awareness it brought was priceless.
@PrarieStyle (2504)
• United States
5 Jan 11
Wow I could make a butterfly garden by spending only a few dollars at my local flea market. This is ridiculous! Schools across the country could be easily trading seeds with each other. My gosh, our national debt jumped up ONE TRILLION dollars since June! Why are we paying for Unionized schools butterfly gardens?
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 Jan 11
ridiculous isnt it? How about a virtual garden? then they can pay for the equipment. and nobody will look.
• United States
5 Jan 11
Stupid, stupid, stupid. And these are people we want in charge of making educational decisions for our kids? Keep the teachers. If each school wants a "butterfly garden" so bad then they can ask the parents and community to donate seeds and plants for it. That would solve the problem using common sense...which I am coming to realize...is not so common anymore.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 Jan 11
Keep the good teachers and dump anybody who doesnt have direct contact with students.
• United States
5 Jan 11
Another totally ridiculous funding priority. I am convinced that the government bureaucrats who decide what projects are funded by our tax dollars should be required to take a mandatory psychological test confirming their sanity before making any such decision.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
5 Jan 11
lmao the we wouldnt have any left!
• United States
4 Jan 11
Gee, what are the Republicant-controlled Broward County Board of Education, Florida State Senate, Florida State Assembly, and Florida Governor thinking?