Explaining the Gates Grant

The first thing that the communications firm Hill & Knowlton can do for the Hillsborough County School Board is explain to taxpayers how their $375,000 fee is a better expenditure than for it to go toward actually “revamping the way teachers are recruited, trained and paid.”

Tracy Hill Brown who is already being paid by The Board to communicate on the Gates Grant could simply hold press conferences (along with the district’s regular communications staff), answer questions and thereby get the word out anytime for free.

Let’s not forget that every dollar of Gates Grant money spent must be matched with a dollar of our tax money.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


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