Skip to comments.This $550 exec seat cost kids millions (New York application for Fed education funds turned down)
Posted on 03/31/2010 3:22:38 AM PDT by lowbridge
The state failed to get a penny in education funds doled out by Washington this week after clueless bureaucrats were dopey enough to admit to the feds they would have blown more than $200,000 on expensive furniture for their offices.
They apparently thought designer chairs, desks and bookcases for themselves were more important than training teachers or turning around failing schools.
The bizarre equipment wish list was so outrageous that three of the five judges who reviewed New York's "Race to the Top" application blasted it in written comments -- focusing on 24 "executive chairs" that cost $550 each, or more than $13,000 total.
State officials also sought 15 regular desks at $3,000 each, nine L-shaped desks at $1,800 a pop and 15 printers that each cost more than $1,500. "There are projected expenses (e.g. $550 for executive chairs) that call into question NY's judgment on responsible stewardship of funds," wrote one reviewer.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Educrats wasting taxpayer dollars? Totally clueless, unconcerned about something called “education”?
Gee golly. Knock me over with a feather.
Furniture is expensive. The waste is in the union bureaucrat sitting in the chair.
To be fair didn’t only two states get the money?
$550 doesn’t sound out of line for a nice chair. Anything with a semi-decent ergonomic design can cost that much. Executive style chairs aren’t cheap.
However....the idea that they’d feather their nests first is truly troubling.
I dont know
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