Friday, March 31, 2017

Say Yes To Education: Are We Witnessing A Trend?

As of March 31, 2017, Say Yes To Education operates its college tuition programs in 3 places, Syracuse, New York, Buffalo, New York, and the largest here in Guilford County, North Carolina.

And here are some facts the folks from Say Yes would rather you not know.

Guilford County School Superintendent Sharon Contreras (formerly Superintendent of Syracuse Public Schools) announced last week that Guilford County Schools have come up $60 Million Dollars short in funding for the next 5 years.

Apparently this will be discussed on April 3rd.

Meanwhile, In Syracuse it turns out they are short some $83 Million Dollars.

And in Buffalo, New York?

No worries, As reported by NPR station, WBFO 88.7, folks in Buffalo are only "anticipating a $162 million budget shortfall over the next four years."

Which leads me to wonder? Could Say Yes To Education have anything to do with this?

Are funds that could be going to fix our school systems going elsewhere, say into the pockets of people very high up with Say Yes To Education?

Are we a part of a trend?

Does Say Yes target school systems that are already in trouble only to leave them in ruin later?

I can't answer these questions or anything else about Say Yes To Education because for almost 2 years now, Say Yes officials have failed to answer questions from George Hartzman and the other people who volunteer here at Perhaps you can share this with someone they will talk to.

Mouse races, Anyone? I sure would like to write a feel good article for a change.