Thursday, 19 March 2009

Stimulus for schools

This is something to keep our eyes on:

Anchorage School District Superintendent Carol Comeau and about 30 other superintendents from urban school districts met with Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday while they were in Washington, D.C., for an education conference. They met in the Executive Office Building, Comeau said, mostly to talk about how school systems will spend stimulus money.

"It's a significant opportunity for some significant change that's going to impact -- long-term -- kids, especially kids in poverty." Comeau said.

Sarah Palin still hasn't decided how to spend $115 million in what's known as the "state stabilization fund," money that's supposed to help states balance their education budgets.

It would be interesting to see what Sarah Palin's decisions will be regarding the education of children in poverty...

ADN item.


crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

It WILL be interesting! Considering on how GINO doesn't seem to place much value on Education, her younger kids barely attend school and her oldest ones barely graduated or are dropouts. And very disturbing is the fact her Father was a "teacher" ! I have read some statements attributed to him and shudder to think this person was teaching children!
And for poor children (like the villages)? I have read there are some good teacher's there, but have had to leave due to illness? She should be building nicer schools in the bush for children and places for the teachers to live. But I doubt that will happen. She will tell them to leave the village to get a better education just like she tells them about jobs. I'm sure she will try to use the money to feather her own nest, why is why she hasn't publically decided yet.
Poor people of Alaska...Get rid of this Bitch! She cares nothing but for herself!

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

Well here is the answer:
"The biggest single chunk of stimulus money that Palin is turning down is $160 million for education. There’s also $17 million in Department of Labor funds (vocational rehabilitation services, unemployment services, etc.), about $9 million for Health and Social Services and about $7 million for Public Safety. The full list and the specifics aren’t available from the governor’s budget department yet."