Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Using Children as Cash-Cows

Well, it's "for the children," right?

The [Elmbrook] School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on whether to become the latest state public school district to add 4-year-old kindergarten.

The kindergarten readiness program has exploded in popularity across the state and country, as research has touted the educational and societal benefits and financial boost for districts.

The cost would be about $650,000 in the 2007-'08 school year. District reserves would be used but then repaid in future years, with increased property taxes and state aid that would be obtained with the increased enrollment.

Wonder why taxes keep going up? How about paying School District employees to be baby-sitters?

1 comment:

James Quigley said...

I wonder what kind of education you need to babysit a 4 year old.