From ChicagoTribune.com: Chicago schools’ espresso machines a waste of money, inspector reports
One Chicago Public Schools manager must have really been jonesing for a cup of coffee when officials say she spent nearly $70,000 of the district’s money to buy 30 cappuccino/espresso machines for a high school program.
But five months after the machines were purchased, 22 remained unopened, one disappeared and three were being used at two schools–though not in the culinary arts program for which they were intended, the district’s inspector general said Tuesday.
They teach making espresso in a Chicago Public Schools culinary arts program? Won’t they just teach you that on day one at Starbucks?
I’m a big supporter of education, but every now and then you have to wonder how tax money is being spent.