Charter school offers free chicken dinners, water park trips to parents for kindergarten enrollments

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A new West Side charter school is drumming up business by offering free chicken dinners, water park trips and backpacks to parents who refer kids to its kindergarten and first grade, CBS2 reports.

Moving Everest Charter School says the perks it posted on Facebook and twitter are to “raise awareness” about its academic program — not bribes to help them win the approximately $3,000 they receive from Chicago Public Schools for each enrolled student.

Moving Everest offered this perk on twitter in May | (twitter)

Moving Everest offered this perk on twitter in May | (twitter)

But CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker spoke to some parents who aren’t happy about the marketing plan. And CPS gave the scheme a lukewarm response, she reported:

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