Detroit Schools Teach Kids To Work At Walmart

Walmart is teaming with inner-city Detroit schools to offer classes on how to land entry-level jobs, the raw story reports, citing the Detroit Free Press.

According to the post, Detroit is making this deal with the corporate devil in order to make up for budget shorftalls. The raw story writes:

The fact may be that Detroit’s schools are now desperate enough to accept help wherever they can find it.

The school district has been running badly in the red, and though emergency financial manager Robert Bobb has already closed 29 schools as a cost-cutting measure, it was reported this week that “the 84,000-student Detroit Public Schools could face additional layoffs and about 40 more school closings.”

Do you see this more as an exploitation of the poor or a necessary evil to keep schools running during hard times?

Detroit schools offer class in how to work at Walmart [the raw story]
(Thanks, NORMLgirl!)