- Ten South Dakota teachers participated in a promotion run by a local hockey team where they were required to crawl around on their knees and grab $1 bills to help fund their classrooms.
- In an epically tragic commentary on the state of education funding, the teachers raced to the pile of 5,000 one-dollar bills, pitifully dwarfed in the center of the hockey rink.
- If the money had been divided equally, each teacher would have come away with a mere $500 for their class — barely enough cash for a small stack of textbooks.
Joe DePaolo from Mediaite writes:
“Ten South Dakota teachers participated in a promotion run by a minor league hockey team over the weekend which required them to scramble around on their knees picking up $1 bills to benefit their students.
In what amounts to a horrifying commentary on the state of education funding, the Sioux Falls Stampede ran a promotion they called Dash for Cash at their game on Saturday night. During the contest’s first intermission, the teachers were brought out to center ice and positioned on a carpet with five-thousand dollar bills spread across. When given the go signal, the teachers began scrounging for the dough — stuffing as much as they could down their shirts as quickly as possible.
Annie Todd of the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls captured footage of the spectacle…”
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