Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Top 11 People or Groups Angry About The Kalamazoo Promise

Last week I posted on a wonderful philanthropic activity called the Kalamazoo Promise, where private donors promised to pay for 65% to 100% or more of the college tuition for qualified graduates of local Kalamazoo high schools.

However, one of the great truths of life is that those who do good will upset a lot of people. Here are the top 11 people or groups angry about the Kalamazoo Promise:

11. Students and parents who live in adjacent school districts

10. Dumb kids who can't meet the college requirements

9. Kalamazoo kids who dreamed of attending private or out-of-state colleges

8. Families that recently moved out of the school district

7. Charities who thought they might get a shot at the largesse

6. Student Loan companies that will lose business

5. Parents of kids at local private schools who've already shelled out a lot of money

4. The local teachers' union who will claim they didn't have enough resources, and now will face more classroom overcrowding due to decreasing drop-out rates

3. The heirs to the anonymous donors

2. Really rich people in nearby towns, who will get nagged about why they didn't establish a similar fund

1. Kalamazoo high schools class of 2005, the last class that didn't qualify for the scholorships

2 Comments:

Blogger Eightgun said...

Here's a top-ten list about the box office failure RENT. You might enjoy it.
http://beltwayyrs.blogspot.com/2005/11/top-ten.html

12:08 PM  
Blogger Sisyphus said...

Nihilist, have you moved your family to Kalamazoo yet?

1:04 PM  

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