Not Just A Useless Meeting, A $36,000.00 Useless Meeting

At the time, I wondered how much this cost:

Caddo School District spent $36,611 on a districtwide employee meeting to celebrate the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year.

The Back-to-School Kickoff held Aug. 13 in the Shreveport Convention Center gathered 7,000 school employees for a two-hour pep rally-style event designed to bring district employees together in one place.

Word from several independent sources was that the big thing they learned involved morning greetings. Teachers, when they see each other, instead of saying “good morning,” or “how are you” should always ask “how are the children today?” The mentality that thinks that would make any difference at all in education is the same mentality that thinks a two hour mandatory district wide pep rally could make any difference at all in education. That’s the mentality of the average administrator.

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