Saturday, June 16, 2012
Edgerton Considers Turning Schools Into Labor Camps ...Seriously
I thought this story was either straight from the Onion or from the "I couldn't make this stuff up no matter how hard I tried" category. Consider yourself warned. This one could make you vomit.
According to the story in the Janesville Gazette, part of Edgerton’s School District’s spending referendum would create a "public-private partnership" with local manufacturers to allow students to manufacture specialty gears at Edgerton High School under the supervision of Edgerton Gear employees.
Apparently the company, Edgerton Gear, can't seem to find employable blue collar workers in UAW heavy Rock County good enough to train to manufacture gears, but there's a good healthy and strapping young stock of 13 to 17-year olds held captive at the public schools that more than suffice for the job.
As if that isn't bad enough, the school district is expected to pay for a new computerized numeric control lathe and mill estimated to cost $200,000 and if all goes well ...and this just keeps getting worse ...another local company said it would pay an amount equal to the school district for the laborers on what it now spends on employment agencies to find real paycheck earning workers. Afterall, when this program is up and running, why would they need any workers?
I can't go on ...read it yourself here>>>.
Posted by Lou Kaye at 6:20 PM