Students in Broward County schools ge...

Students in Broward County schools get early lessons on managin...

There are 10 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 13, 2009, titled Students in Broward County schools get early lessons on managin.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

With five dollars tucked safely in her Super Saver Card, Olivia Masciantoni hands over her hard-earned money to the bank teller at Pembroke Lakes Elementary School.

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Snowman

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Mar 14, 2009
TODAYS LESS ON MANAGING FINANCES

Liddo kiddees diss is money and duh man over dere gots pot! Duh mo money ya give duh man wit duh pot, duh more pot duh man gonna give you to take to school an smoke wit yo frens! Ya'll got duh pikture?
Some Kind of Joke

Covington, LA

#2 Mar 14, 2009
Too funny, the Broward Public School system is going to teach how to manage money. There would be no need for any cutbacks if they knew how to manage the tax payer money. The waste and all the overpaid unproductive administration, supervisors, etc. is a joke. Also the mismanaged and useless programs like BECON TV and the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center that the BCSB owns and maintains but hardly uses.
leilasky

Deerfield Beach, FL

#3 Mar 14, 2009
Maybe if school systems had introduced these type of programs decades ago, we wouldn't be in this financial mess. Better late than never. Go BCPS!
Financial Crisis

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Mar 14, 2009
The average amount of state/federal funds paid to a school per child is $20,000+. Now multiply this number by 20 students in a classroom =$400,000.

Can anyone share with me where all this money goes???? Maybe the private schools can give a lesson on money management to the public school politicians?

I wonder if O'bama pays this much for his kids to attend their private school?
Mom

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Mar 14, 2009
Some Kind of Joke wrote:
Too funny, the Broward Public School system is going to teach how to manage money. There would be no need for any cutbacks if they knew how to manage the tax payer money. The waste and all the overpaid unproductive administration, supervisors, etc. is a joke. Also the mismanaged and useless programs like BECON TV and the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center that the BCSB owns and maintains but hardly uses.
My children watch PBS. What the heck is BECON TV?
LOL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Mar 14, 2009
"The goal is to instill basic lessons on how to save, invest and spend. They also integrate more detailed money topics into the curriculum, including compound interest, credit card debt, retirement planning, refinancing mortgages, budgets and a business plan."

How funny and ironic - this coming from a school board that does none of the above.
A concerned taxpayer

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Mar 14, 2009
Financial Crisis wrote:
The average amount of state/federal funds paid to a school per child is $20,000+. Now multiply this number by 20 students in a classroom =$400,000.
Can anyone share with me where all this money goes???? Maybe the private schools can give a lesson on money management to the public school politicians?
I wonder if O'bama pays this much for his kids to attend their private school?
Hate to burst your little bubble but each child is not funded anywhere near the 20,000 mark as you have stated. The number is in the low thousands if that. If a student is classified as an ESE student then he/she receives around 10,000 per year. Before you go out and rant check your facts.

I personally think this is a great idea. Schools are actually preparing students for life post the age of 18. Erase the FCAT and actually start teaching kids skills they can use :)
School Tax

Covington, LA

#8 Mar 14, 2009
Mom wrote:
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My children watch PBS. What the heck is BECON TV?
Broward Education Communications Network

It's a full blown television station that is owned and operated by the Broward County School Board. The site is in Davie Fl. It has a budget in the millions and an audience of ten people or so. If it was gone tomorrow it wouldn't be missed. A big waste of tax payer money.

http://www.becon.tv/
Student Council

Covington, LA

#9 Mar 14, 2009
A concerned taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
Hate to burst your little bubble but each child is not funded anywhere near the 20,000 mark as you have stated. The number is in the low thousands if that. If a student is classified as an ESE student then he/she receives around 10,000 per year. Before you go out and rant check your facts.
I personally think this is a great idea. Schools are actually preparing students for life post the age of 18. Erase the FCAT and actually start teaching kids skills they can use :)
It depends on how and who is breaking down the budget. The Broward County School Board does not include everything as part of the cost per student. Add it all up and one will find it closer to 20k.
Cecilla

London, UK

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