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GOOD QUESTION

Filed at 1:26 pm under by dcobranchi

Chris asked “What exactly do they do with all that money?” Evidently, they don’t use it to buy toilet paper.

Dirty bathrooms, broken toilets, faulty stall doors and a dearth of toilet paper are not new problems in New York City’s 1,200 public schools. But they persist, said Eva S. Moskowitz, chairwoman of the City Council Education Committee. Ms. Moskowitz said dirty, broken bathrooms have been a recurring theme in her frequent conversations with parents throughout the five boroughs.

“Whether I’m doing a town hall in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, or whether I’m doing it on Staten Island, parents come up to me and say, ‘Can you get the toilets fixed?’ ” Ms. Moskowitz said. “I feel that I don’t even get to, often, the topics of curriculum or the challenges of math instruction, because we’re talking about bathrooms. It’s not only the toilets not flushing. It’s toilet paper, it’s soap, it’s paper towels.”

I feel so sorry for the kids stuck in this horrible system. We need a modern day Moses.

3 Responses to “GOOD QUESTION”


Comment by
Andrea
January 29th, 2004
at 2:08 pm

Maybe they spent the TP budget on a sports arena or new football uniforms.


Comment by
Scott
January 29th, 2004
at 2:27 pm

I think they spent the janitorial budget on building their pet project, the school for gay, transgendered and questioning students cnn.co...ol.ap/


Comment by
Tim Haas
January 29th, 2004
at 6:54 pm

“Let my people go”? Oh, Daryl …