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Walmart and Detroit Schools Team Up To Teach
Filed under: Entry-Level Jobs, Employment News & Trends, Employment News by Company Print Article
Posted Feb 19th 2010 2:20PM
By Gwen Parkes

Four inner-city Detroit schools have teamed up with area Walmarts to offer students a for-credit after-school class that teaches job-readiness and shows students how to apply for entry-level positions. The program has raised both eyebrows and controversy. Like a lot of things Walmart does, it's made people ask, is the store helping or hurting the community in which it does business?

It's no secret that Detroit has been hit harder by the recession than many other places. A city that was already down has lately been plagued with a 50 percent unemployment rate. With a shrinking tax base, the public school system, which has been in the red since the early 1990s, is really struggling. The city routinely closes public schools and opens charter schools in their place. More and more teachers are laid off each year.

The upshot of all these problems is that the city's largely minority student base is receiving an increasingly stripped down education that is "more privatized," says Donna Stern, national coordinator at the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight For Equality By Any Means Necessary, or BAMN as it's commonly known.

All that is currently known about these classes is that students will receive 11 weeks of job-readiness training during the school day in exchange for 10 academic credits. The specifics about what the class will teach are unknown to the public at this point and there is no outline or checklist that has been publicized about what job-readiness training is through the Walmart program, or what skills Walmart is aiming to teach these students.

Walmart Is Not The Answer

BAMN argues that the Walmart program "leaves the business of education in the hands of businessmen, not educators," Stern says. For her the issue is that, rather than getting Walmart to to fund enrichment programs or art or music classes, the company is using an after-school program to teach vocational skills that are usable primarily at its suburban stores. "These are skills for jobs that do not even command a living wage," she argues. "This is not a promising training program for education or jobs." Stern noted that many Walmart workers supplement their wages with welfare.

Others within the education sector concur. Patricia Kokinos, author of the book Angel Park: A Novel About Ourselves, Our Schools, and Our Nation, echoes Stern's concerns that the store is primarily putting its resources toward cultivating future employees and customers. The program is, "about as backward as I can imagine for kids who have to face the 21st century with some knowledge and critical thinking skills," she says.

Rich Demanowski moved from Utah to New Hampshire in 2007 to start a business as a photographic artist. During his first year there he took a second job to help pay his rent and cover his start-up costs. That job, of course, was at Walmart. He earned $11.75 an hour selling cell phones and service plans at the store's "Connection Center."

While he admits he's not Walmart's biggest fan, he says the retail job was far better and less grueling than work he'd done previously as a prep chef and dishwasher, jobs that he says paid less than his Walmart gig. When I asked Rich if working at Walmart was good and educational for him, he said sure. "It let me earn an appropriate wage for simple work."

Walmart Is One Answer

One of the biggest advocates of this Walmart-school partnership is Sean Vann, principal at Douglas High School, one of the four schools involved in this pilot program. Thirty students from Douglas will get jobs at Walmart and Vann thinks it is a great opportunity for them. As he told the Detroit Free Press, "The program will allow students an opportunity to earn money and to be exposed to people from different cultures, since all of the stores are in the suburbs."

Jamie Beck, a former career counselor and now-owner of Baby Elephant Books in Los Angeles deems the program, "innovative, promising and brilliant." She notes, "Not everyone has what it takes to be the doctor, lawyer, professional athlete, fireman, etc. When we expose kids to practical life skills and practical options we allow them to make better choices in the long term."

She continues, "Maybe these kids will learn a skill and get a job now or right after high school. Maybe it will motivate them to go to college or trade school, to aspire to be more. Or maybe it will just teach them how to apply all the things they are learning in school or supposed to be learning."

There's no question that Detroit is suffering, and in these tough financial times many people believe that any job is a good one, but you still have to examine if it is appropriate for Walmart to try its hand at educating, or if this is just another attempt to eat up anything that stands in their way. In Detroit the stakes are high, and many people believe that Walmart is leading the charge.

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Tags: charter schools, detroit, education, entry level jobs, EntryLevelJobs, job readiness, JobReadiness, jobs, laid off, public school systems, PublicSchoolSystems, unemployment, Walmart

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Money College: First-class bargains with second-hand furnishings
Alysse Dalessandro
Feb 22nd 2010 at 8:00AM
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Signing the dotted line on the first apartment is only the beginning of independent living. Gone are the luxuries of furnished dorms, but then again, so are those hefty on-campus housing rates.

You might be glad to leave behind that standardized wooden dorm furniture and express your inner interior designer. Your checking account doesn't need to determine your new pad's appearance either. Before you run out to the nearest IKEA, consider buying used.

Prep work
Shopping for used furnishings takes prep work. Before you hop on Craigslist, you need a plan. Start by asking yourself: How much space do you need to fill? What do you, your family, or your friends already own that can contribute to your spot? How much are you willing to spend?

Once you figure out a few of those essentials, its time to get together a budget defining how much is too much to spend on furnishings. Be reasonable with yourself -- it's used but you'd still be hard-pressed to find a couch for $5.

And remember those measurements you were dwelling on when trying to figure out the price by square foot? Those measurements are important again. Before you move something in, you have to make sure it will fit. If your bedroom is 10 x 10, you probably won't want to squeeze in a queen-size bed. Other set-ups won't be so obvious so know room and wall measurements before you start to shop.

Unless you brought your family's minivan to college, you might need to consider how you are going to transport your finds. While I do have a friend who carried a futon down Chicago's city blocks back to his apartment, its better to ask friends with cars or vans for assistance.

You can also rent a U-Haul or other rental transportation. It is worth figuring out in advance -- it would be a shame to find your dream dresser only to discover you can't get it back to your place.

Start shopping
The best way to shop used is to figure out what you can get for free. If your parents won't part with their old kitchen table, that doesn't necessarily mean you'll have to pay. Curbside scavengers and Dumpster divers know that people throw away furniture among other items that are not really damaged or are easily repairable.

However, examine closely -- you don't won't to bring home a couch that appears fine only to find its covered in cat pee once moved into your apartment. Most people prefer to stay out of the Dumpsters and the free section on Craigslist accomplishes essentially the same action with a bit more competition.

While postings offer anything from free haircuts to a set of baby bottles, in general, people want to get rid of their larger items -- pianos, love seats, cabinets and desks. Another way to find furnishings is through Freecycle, a non-profit organization that sets up the giving and getting of unwanted goods. With it's eco-friendly message of keeping "stuff" out of landfills, its an easy way to get gratis goods. Membership is also free and its organized on a local level.

Craigslist is also the place to shop when money is involved. Click on the furniture tab under the "for sale" header to browse through 100 postings at a time. Use the search box as well as price maximums to your advantage. Along with the convenience of this online haven came scams so follow Craigslist's terms on personal safety and advice on avoiding scams.

Once you arrive on the scene to conduct the sale, you have the right to examine the piece. If something is damaged, think of how it can be repaired before writing it off completely. You also can try to haggle. Maybe this piece is in hot demand online or maybe the seller can't wait to get rid of it. So make an offer, worst case, you end up paying asking price.

Etsy is home to handmade crafters and vintage sellers. You can use the site to find one-of-a-kind furniture. These pieces may not be the cheapest, but they could add flair to an otherwise bland apartment. But beware that Etsy is a worldwide marketplace before you fall in love with a hand painted dresser in Australia. Vintage stores such as Cleveland's Flower Child have done the legwork for you. While the prices might be higher, they tend to sell retro items in peak condition.

Antique sellers will take the same care of vintage pieces. Thrift stores like national Salvation Army locations and Chicago's Brown Elephant carry reasonable furniture. To make it even sweeter, funds from these thrift store sales go to a good cause (the Brown Elephant benefits the Howard Brown Health Center).

Don't forget to check estate sales and yard sales for deals. It may be an old school way to shop, but the potential for haggling makes it viable option.

Whether in person or online, free or a nominal fee, buying used is the best way to punch up your apartment.

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We will be making our own healing candles to use and burn when we need support and healing.
We will also be discussing and demonstrating how to do candle spells. Since this is our Charmed Goddesses group, it is for our female members only, sorry guys!

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Let's talk about Ekhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" book. We will discuss principals mentioned in the book from Chapter 4 to Chapter 7. If you don't know Tolle, it will be a VERY enlightening conversation for you... He talks about principals like: Living in the Now Moment, The chattering Ego, Paying attention to detail and the feelings you feel in a body as a spiritual person.

Got the book? Bring your copy and talk about what you noticed in the book.

The basic framework is to start with an opening discussion of the subject of the week. Members can add their personal experiences on the subject being discussed and usually do. Then after our discussion, a 5 to 10 minute meditation so we all come closer to a calmer and clearer mindset as we leave.

The hour and a half is usually very short for the conversations we have and it moves quickly.

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"27 Feb at Chili's"
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too) at Chili's on University Parkway in Orem. We'll have
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Mind-Body-Soul Experience: Mind-Body-Soul Experience at Healing Spirit Arts

6:00 PM
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9:00 AM
Community Reiki Circle: Reiki II Class: The Usui System of Natural Healing

9:30 AM
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10:00 AM
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11:45 AM
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The Salt Lake City Angels Meetup Group: Are You an Earth Angels (literally)?

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The Salt Lake City Great Dane Meetup Group: Silent Auction for Great Dane Assistance League Inc.!!!

Utah Big Dogs Play Dates and Events!: Join us at Lindsay Gardens Dog Park for another BIG dogs play date on 2/27!!

2:00 PM
The Salt Lake Board Game Meetup: Kids game day

5:00 PM
The Springville Metaphysical and Law Of Attraction Group.: The Springville Metaphysical Group - open subject

6:00 PM
SLC Rifters: Minion War Campaign Game XIII - David's Group

7:00 PM
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