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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

What do STOP, General Motors and the Wisconsin Public School System have in common?

STOP is the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project which closed 31 Head Start preschool centers throughout South Hampton Roads recently. STOP received $11.6 million in federal funds last year to operate Head Start through the end of March. According to the Virginian Pilot, STOP had revenue totaling $19.6 million, mainly from federal grants.

It is now under investigation for paying more than $100,000 in bonuses to key employees.

It has been said that General Motors was a retirement plan for auto workers that also made cars. It sounds as if STOP was a cash cow for its employees with a small subsidiary that taught 1600 young kids. And that the Wisconsin school system is a benefits program for its employees that also runs schools, poorly.

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