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originally posted by: Squirlli
Oh one hand I'm thinking, its still not going to be enough, but on the other hand, I'm thinking, at least something is getting repaired.
Only time will tell how this is going to play out and if anything will get actually fixed or just "covered up".
oooooo, maybe they can do something about the roads next
originally posted by: MOMof3
What a laugh, this is their answer to the problem, make more laws:
"Angered by teacher sick-outs that have caused many Detroit school closures, majority Republicans in Michigan's Legislature on Thursday proposed — and promised to quickly pass — legislation to make it easier to deem such work stoppages illegal strikes.
"If our current state law isn't sufficient to prevent activists from hurting kids, it's time we strengthen it," said Republican Sen. Phil Pavlov of St. Clair Township, 45 miles northeast of Detroit."
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
To be fair, what is happening to the Detroit Public Schools is part of a long, downward spiral over the last 25 years or more.
The State of Michigan has been baling them out for years, covering their debt. So now the State is their largest debt holder. And the District supposedly will run out of money this spring.
As a citizen of the State, that pisses me off.
The citizens should not be put in a position of having to finance the bad management of decades of School Board. The citizens cannot afford this.
Over the years, there has been reports of lack of books and supplies.
Dubious quality of education.
Student behavior problems.
Lack of parental concern.
Buildings in bad shape.
Extreme drop out rates.