More Free Stuff for Attending Government Schools

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Posted in category Public School Prisons

A local shop in Detroit’s Midtown must have received a big check from the government in order to fund this hustle. All DPS (Detroit Public School) high schoolers who attend school on count day will receive a voucher for a free pair of Nike shoes. Here is a description of ‘count day’ in the Detroit Free Press:

Attendance records on count day determine the funds each school district receives from the state, making attendance that day crucial to the financial stability of Detroit Public Schools.

More free stuff – surely that’s the way to educate children. One Nike at a time. I like this quote from the article:

Store officials said they want children to have an opportunity to receive a good education, as well as shoes that will move them closer to a diploma.

As an ex-police officer friend notes, watch for the follow-up reports on parents/guardians/whoever trading the vouchers for drugs.

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One Response to More Free Stuff for Attending Government Schools

  1. da99 says:

    August 15th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    It’s a nice scam: the Edu thugs get more money if they can just get their victims to show up for one single day of the year. Then they can skip and the Edu thugs spend the money as if they had attended school all year long.

    But, at least they are indirectly admitting stickers and applause are not enough to get kids (ie humans) to perform activities.

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