Saturday, July 13, 2013

Today's puzzler: If your school district has $1 million to allocate, should they spend it on teachers or maybe spend it on an insane scheme to prevent CO2-induced bad weather in 2050?

$30-million surplus for BC Carbon Trust | News1130
The Pacific Carbon Trust forces cash-strapped public institutions like schools and hospitals to buy “carbon credits” to keep them pollution-neutral; that money is supposed to go to private companies to make improvements.
Bateman says the money from the Surrey and Vancouver School Districts could be better spent. “Between the two of them this year, they put in $1 million into carbon credits. That’s 10 teachers, 11 teachers… that’s 20 special education assistants.”

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