In South Dakota, ten teachers competed with each other to get the most dollar bills and fund school supplies for their class.
In this game, $ 5,000 was deposited on the Sioux Falls team track. The teachers faced each other like this for five minutes to come out with the most money. According to information from the local newspaper Argus Leader, the sum would have been given by CU Mortgage Direct, a specialist in mortgage loans.
Images of the competition have gone viral on social media as teachers redouble their efforts to raise the most dollar bills.
Disgusting and dehumanizing. Tax billionaires now. This is dystopian.
The South Dakota arena has a “Dash for Cash” where teachers kneel and fight for $ 1 bills to use as classroom supplies while people watch and cheer.
SD is ranked 29th in K-12 educationpic.twitter.com/JCaLabloYd
– Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) December 13, 2021
A “humiliating” game
The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, called this game “humiliating.” “Teachers shouldn’t have to rush to buy school supplies,” he said.
Some people did not hesitate to compare this game to some scenes from the Squid Game series.
For their part, the teachers seem to have appreciated the gesture of CU Mortgage Direct. In fact, South Dakota is 49th in teacher compensation.
“I think it’s really cool when the community offers an opportunity like this for things that educators often pay for out of pocket,” said Alexandria Kuyper, an elementary school teacher.
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