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A reader writes in about Alexandria City Public Schools launch of their ACPS 2020 strategic plan this past Friday. I personally don’t mind spending money on getting kids excited to learn, what about you? Weigh in below with your comments.
From an email…
Dear Red Brick Town,
As a taxpayer I am concerned about how much money is being spent on an ACPS event at Jefferson Huston this evening. To launch a plan that is supposed to be about education why are we spending hard earned tax money for face painting, balloons, disco balls and all of that. Give kids books or hire more teachers! This is not even to mention the money spent paying people to focus on this event instead of real needs. Am I alone on this concern?
The tweets about it this week have been overdone and make this seem event seem a desperate political PR attempt and a money waste.