Leftists will probably greet this news as evidence that “green jobs” actually do exist.
But the rest of us are wondering why an urban school district that’s hemorrhaging money is employing any farmers at all.
That’s just one of the questions raised from a recent open records EAGnews.org filed with the Philadelphia school district. In the course of trying to determine how much money the district spends on things like teacher health insurance and step increases, we stumbled onto a treasure trove of information about the district’s extravagant spending practices.
While most of the items were discussed in our new report, “Sucking the Life Out of America’s Public Schools: The Expense of Teachers Union Contracts,” we felt that several details deserved a more thorough examination.
For example, EAGnews.org was surprised to learn that not only does the Philadelphia school district employee three farmers, but they are also members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. And they’re not the only PFT members who presumably never interact with students.