Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Calculating the cost of WAR vs. PUBLIC EDUCATION

To everyone:
Have a Happy Holiday and a peaceful 2006.

I just found a cool site which allows you to compare
the IRAQ WAR and OCCUPATION costs
with school, and human needs.

http://costofwar.com/index.html

When I added the counter to my side bar today 12/20/05 -
The War In Iraq Cost
$227, 892,983,321


[that's $228 billion @#$%^#$^%&%^*&^%*& dollars]

And, for the
San Francisco Unified School District, we could have hired
13,291 additional public school teachers for one year

for that cost of the war and occupution.

The site allows you also to compare to the cost of:
PRE-SCHOOLKIDS', HEALTH, PUBLIC EDUCATION, COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS, PUBLIC HOUSING, WORLD HUNGER, AIDS EPIDEMIC, WORLD IMMUNIZATION

Click here to Embed a counter in your own web page!

History of the site -
In April, 2003 an intergenerational team of Niko Matsakis of Boston, MA and Elias Vlanton of Takoma Park, MD created costofwar.com. After maintaining it on their own for the first year, they gave it to the National Priorities Project to contribute to their ongoing educational efforts.
http://www.nationalpriorities.org/

1 comment:

Shams Din said...

These two factors damaged a lot the economy of the country. Because education is too important then war. Because of education system your country economy grow higher and fastest then other.
Thank..
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