BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A contract dispute has reportedly cost Boston schools millions of dollars in federal funds. The Boston Globe says the city has missed a deadline to apply for a federal grant worth $9.4 million. It was unable to apply for the money because administrators could not reach an agreement with the Boston Teachers Union.
So when the students of Boston ask for extensions on papers or forget to pass in homework this year, I assume all will be forgotten? Because that's relatively small potatoes compared to leaving $9.4 Million on the table, no?
"Hey Timmy, do you have this weeks assignment?I'm not quite sure how any educator can look a student in the eye this year and lecture them on the merits of accountability and meeting deadlines with this gigantic elephant in the room. I'm also not sure how city officials can be focused on anything but this deal until its done...Your dilydallying just cost the city $10 million, you basically don't deserve a job at this point because you're certainly not serving the residents of the city. I'd have a field day if I was in the Boston Public School system this year. An absolute field day.
"Nope, couldn't come to an agreement between myself and HBO onDemand to carve out some time to get it done, you figure out how to recoup that $10 million so my parents don't have to pay higher taxes and our sports team budgets aren't cut?"
"Touche, carry on."