Alternative school students help clear trees from golf course

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 Posted 11/10/2012 11:47:15 AM
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Alternative school students help clear trees from golf course
Alternative school students help clear trees from golf course
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 Posted 11/10/2012 11:52:27 AM
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Seems like there is info missing from this story.  For example, were the students/school monetarily compensated for this work?  If not, seems like there are plenty of financially challenged folks that could use this service.  A privately owned golf course should be able to clear their own trees.

Perhaps Mr. Spalding can fill in the blanks.
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 Posted 11/12/2012 4:37:40 AM
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Sounds like a little bit of exploitation of students for private company purposes.  I am sure there are lots of companies that will want to create a hard manual labor program for the exploitation of students.  What would make this legit, is that all the students who worked the golf course got free use of the golf course, a few lessons, and free rental of clubs and shoes.

Otherwise, it looks like this could be tax supported private vouchers going to pay schools who in turn  trickle down payback obligations in the form of manual labor  to private businesses who lobby for more tax dollars for for-profit schools.
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