The Money Grab

A recent video accuses “special interests” and “school district insiders” of trying to get their hands on money intended for high needs students.  Sigh.

Let’s stop using charged words when important decisions about the future of education are at stake. The terms “insiders” and “special interests” are derogatory. They imply that teachers and district officials are trying to hoodwink parents.  Seemingly, if you are close to the situation, you are corrupt and not qualified to weigh in.

One might conclude from this video that school district officials are trying to get their grubby hands on money designed to support high needs students and are desperate to spend it frivolously.

This organization is undermining its message with these charged buzzwords. Let’s demand an honest debate.  That would be very refreshing.  Thank you.

3 comments on “The Money Grab

  1. cavegirlmba
    December 30, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    Sounds like you would really enjoy a book I just read: Why Business People Talk Like Idiots or The Bullfighter’s Guide to Buzzwords.

    • Fiscalshare
      December 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

      Thanks for the recommendation Cavegirl. I ordered the book on my Kindle and I’m enjoying the humorous writing style.


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