kitchen table math, the sequel: Stop making sense

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stop making sense

From Andrew Cuomo's campaign ad:
I want to invest $2 billion dollars to build the new technology classrooms of tomorrow. And I still believe the best education equipment is the kitchen table, and the best teacher is the parent.
-Andrew Cuomo
Needless to say, I will be voting 'No' on Proposition 3.


TerriW said...

You can buy a whole lot of kitchen tables for 2 billion dollars.

Anonymous said...

"You can buy a whole lot of kitchen tables for 2 billion dollars."

Then you are doing it wrong(ly).

*) 12' Mayline Corsica Conference Table: ~$3,000
*) Aeron chairs: ~$600 each

Figure a classroom of 30 kids (hey, everyone keeps complaining about overcrowding). Figure 4 tables and 32 chairs (we want a few spares): $12,000 + $19,200. Maybe we get a bulk discount, so $30K per classroom. Replace every five years (why? Because we can!)

-Mark R.

lgm said...

Thanks for posting this. I was not aware that nontech spending is allowed. My district will undoubtedly use it for building classroom space for the students who are currently in BOCES programs off campus..

Hainish said...

I think it really depends on what kind of parents sit at your kitchen table. Mine were not capable of helping me with math after grade 5 or 6, and told me as much. (Or, I should say "would not have been," since they never provided any sort of homework help before those grades.)

(I voted no also.)