Ok…this is intended to be “tongue in cheek” so please don’t get mad at us.
This is NOT YET true…but could it?
Community Newswire: As part of the curriculum of Common Core a “new” Class High School Seniors must take to graduate is titled “Navigating the Maze of Public Programs”. This class will be required to be successfully completed in order for the student to graduate. The class will require each student to show that they can complete government social service enrollments for the following:
- Food Stamps
- Unemployment Insurance
- Medicaid (for healthcare)
- Filing for disability
- Accessing pre-K “early learning” services
- Student Loan bankruptcy
- Section 8 housing choice voucher
- Energy Assistance Program
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/ Job Opportunities and Basic Skills
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- Healthy Steps Children’s Health Insurance
- Free telephone (cell) program
- Child and Daycare Vouchers
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Free income tax filing
- Women Infants & Children (WIC)
- Grants and Cash Assistance
- Alien Emergency Medical Program
Because of the large number of Public Assistance Programs, in view of the poor education performance on the SBAC and PARCC in expectation of an increased dropout rate and poorly performing students and given the poor state of the economy in the past seven (7) years, it was felt that this “new” class is critical for the survival of graduating students. Given the continued increase in people using government services for some or all of the income (approaching 50% of the population) it is imperative that students learn to navigate the public assistance programs to assure no one falls through the cracks. Given the severe nature of the “social-emotional” aspects additional training and certification classes may be provided. At the conclusion of this Class students will be experts at
milking…errr…navigating the public support services system.
Please contact your local school district for information on registering for the new Class: Navigating the Maze of Public Programs