Wednesday, February 11, 2015

School Count Day = The Demise of the American Educational System

School districts across Michigan are gearing up for Count Day on Wednesday, when students in seats equal dollars for the year. Click on the following link to read the staggering statistics.

2015 - Did they get free slot Tokens Too?

The pictures re so cute - I'm all for bringing gifts and animals to schools too - I just can't see the relevance of doing it on Count Day other than the fact to get more money from the State. Why can't the State just do count day randomly so we can get an accurate count and spend our tax dollars wisely.


In 2010, many districts enticed students with a total of $20,000 in Target gift cards, a shot to win laptops, iPods, or 42-inch flat screen TV.

In 2011, every Detroit public high school student who shows up to school on Oct. 3 will be rewarded with a free pair of Nikes, courtesy of a local shoe store.
This year Detroit public schools is giving away notebook computers on Wednesday to lure more students to class on the day attendance affects state funding for the district. The district declined to release which schools will receive the computers on Wednesday. Distribution will continue weekly through October until about 19,000 students received the Netbooks.

Am I the only one who finds this practice to be a total sham? Dollars from our tax dollars should not be given based on a few count days a year to determine how much each school district receives per pupil.

Come to school for a few days and get a PC Notebook. Oh it will be stated that the notebooks will help with learning and homework and… BS!

If this does not prove that the American Education System is in total disarray I don’t know what will. You want results – look at these tactics.

Bribe kids to go to high school – yep, and then bribe them to go to college – yep, then …

Yep, I know where to go to buy a slightly used “cheap” PC Notebook in about a month.

Tennis great John McEnroe said it best ...

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