Monday, January 04, 2010

Does Greece Set A "Standard" For City School Fundraising?

 
Anonymous said...

Anyone notice the article on front page today about the city schools administration complaining that they don't do enough fundraising like the suburbs. Interesting that they want to improve that activity on the part of the students to match the 'burbs but don't seem to worry about the disparity between their students academic results. But everything will be better there if they could just sell more candy bars and wrapping paper and frozen pizzas. And who cares if they can't read but can ski. That's it city schools, contrast yourselves to brighton's fundraising so we won't notice your abysmal test scores and graduation rates.

If we used your logic Greece should be at the top of the list when it comes to test scores and not #17. We might have brighton beat for fundraising. Why were we left out of that story?   1/04/2010 11:15 AM

SCATS ~~ Greece was mentioned VERY briefly at the end of the story: "His school's robotics club, he said, has been a success despite raising far less money than a similar club in Greece."

I'd like to know how much Greece's robotics club raised. I'd like to know how the city school teacher became aware of the number, since we commoners are never given such info in Greece. I'd also like to know which of our schools has such a club. So many questions, so little time! We could really use an investigative reporter!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised Greece doesn't offer elective courses on fundraising. They could really capitalize on their annual begging if they did.

Anonymous said...

Off topic but today at Ridgemont Wegs a GCSD bus was dropping off kids at noon'ish for what... a fied trip? they were teens. Again money well spend by the district.

SCATS said...

To 2:09PM ~~ Let's pray it was a field trip. Otherwise we may find we're funding "free lunches" at Wegmans ;)

Charlie Hubbard said...

I've got to say this is the type of thing school board members get involved in rather than doing their job - 'cost and quality'.

Frankly the paper is no better aka THIS is front page news???

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that these were students with disabilities who might be participating in a job training program?

Anonymous said...

With Jmac teaching, 6:52?

Anonymous said...

Probably getting ready for the job fair:

http://www.labor.state.ny.us/careerservices/JobFairRecruitmentPDFs/GreeceJF42309.pdf

SCATS said...

To 8:18PM ~~ Does that list of employers ever change much? It seems like it's mostly the same group every time.

Anonymous said...

Well - Taco Bell *is* such a strong career choice. I wonder what your declared major would be for that one? Peppers or onions?

SCATS said...

Now, now, 12:11AM. History majors deserve "hope" too :)