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Appointed emergency managers close school for pregnant teen mothers with a 90% graduation rate

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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That is just insane.

Gov. Snyder's Emergency Manager Crushes Student Protest

Students at Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy occupied their school for several hours after school in order to protest the proposed closure or charter school conversion of their school along with dozens of other Detroit public schools.

Agents of one of Gov. Snyder’s Emergency Managers, Rob Bobb, appeared and gave the students a warning to leave. Snyder has authorized various “emergency managers” to reject, modify, or terminate the terms of any existing contracts or collective bargaining agreements, and dissolve local governing bodies of schools and cities, a move that has earned the governor accusations of seizing authoritarian-like power over his state.


YOUNG MOTHER DESCRIBES OCCUPATION OF CATHERINE FERGUSON ACADEMY

Catherine Ferguson is a Detroit Public School for teens with children, or who are expecting. It provides special support services to help them complete their education and go on to college. It received broad publicity last year for the urban farm the students themselves created in the surrounding area.

It is the only school of its kind in the country, but it is on the list of almost 60 schools that DPS czar Robert Bobb, board chair Anthony Adams, and their state cronies, have slated for the chopping block this June, either through closure, merger or charterization.

“The girls bring their kids to school because we don’t have anyone else to watch them,” said Matthews. “What else are we going to do? Ninety percent of our students graduate, and most of them go on to two and four year colleges. Our principal tells us ‘smart mothers make smart children.’”


Yeah Michigan economy is crap. But closing this school, when it's the only kind IN THE ENTIRE USA... and it has a 90% graduation rate (when most schools around Detroit have a below 50% graduation rate) ... not to mention those mothers, like they say, have no one to watch their babies...

And the worst of it all... it's being done by the EMERGENCY MANAGERS... unelected people who just took over elected officials and decided to run the place.

Michigan is run by a big thug who should be kicked out of power...




posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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So, why is it that the tax payer has to foot the bill for a special school for pregnant teens?
Are they a special class of citizen?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by macman
So, why is it that the tax payer has to foot the bill for a special school for pregnant teens?
Are they a special class of citizen?

You're kidding right? Even if it were a ``special`` school... does it matter when they have a 90% graduation rate instead of a 50% rate like most schools in the area?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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You are avoiding my question. Why does the tax payer have to foot the bill to cater to pregnant high schoolers? Or high schoolers with kids?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by macman
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You are avoiding my question. Why does the tax payer have to foot the bill to cater to pregnant high schoolers? Or high schoolers with kids?

Because it's the good thing to do? What about then cutting all public schools? Or schools for handicapped people?

You either cut none of it or all of it.

And yeah the US school system needs a big reform.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by macman
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You are avoiding my question. Why does the tax payer have to foot the bill to cater to pregnant high schoolers? Or high schoolers with kids?


Because we support OUR people. Americans.

We do this because we are not dog eat dog animals. We do this because we are humans.

What are you?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Just so you know,,,tax payers "foot the bill" for charter schools also.And the part your missing,,,the school has a 90% graduation rate



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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I would rather pay a few dollars more so that these women have a shot at quality of life and potentially making a difference over saving a few bucks and chancing large groups of people be lost from furthering their education.
It's the same reason I don't offer outcry at the fact schools (at least in my area) hire specialists to work with the disabled and handicapped.
While one is arguably a "choice"(not going into failure rates and so forth here) and the other isn't, I still would prefer seeing young people strive to succeed than give up without any aide offered.
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Of course, media has taught many that unwed teenage mothers are demon bangin' witches who need to be thrown into rivers to see if they float before being offered a chance.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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Where does it end?
What about a special school for the fathers of the pregnant teen high schoolers?
This has nothing to do with Charter schools, lets stick to the original posting. Why does the tax payer have to pay for this special school?


Thank god I don't live there.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by macman
So, why is it that the tax payer has to foot the bill for a special school for pregnant teens?
Are they a special class of citizen?


Better these kids get educated and become contributing members of society rather than have them live off of government handouts. Probably cost the government more to provide welfare than fund this successful school.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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What guarantee is there that they won't end up in the Govt teet?
What says that they would if they went to regular public schools?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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People have to realize the agenda of these republican monsters and quit electing them. They tell you whatever you want to hear and then do whatever they want when elected. I'm not saying democrats are much better but they aren't as bad as these evil demons.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by macman
Where does it end?
What about a special school for the fathers of the pregnant teen high schoolers?
This has nothing to do with Charter schools, lets stick to the original posting. Why does the tax payer have to pay for this special school?


Thank god I don't live there.


I thank God you dont either!!!
The alternative to public schools is charter schools, which the "zar" supports,,,both are tax payer funded,,,thats why i brought it up.
And of all the causes you could "champion" regarding OUR taxes,,,this is the one you choose,,,,,reeks of racism,,,like the rest of your 800+ posts in 3 months

edit on 27-4-2011 by consigliere because: stickin it to the man



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Yeah, I'm a racist because I don't support tax payer funded "Special" schools.

That is probably the single most dumbest thing I have ever heard.

You go ahead with your special schools, while the state goes down the financial toilet.


edit on 27-4-2011 by macman because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by macman
So, why is it that the tax payer has to foot the bill for a special school for pregnant teens?
Are they a special class of citizen?


These schools tend to have nursery's or child care on site as well as nurses and/or doctors on hand to deal with pregnancy issues. It allows the mothers to actually focus on school rather than dropping out to deal with a kid and never returning.

If you don't think taxpayers should foot the bill for this, then we should perhaps consider mandatory sterilization of all kids in public school?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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I said "reeks of racism",,,but i edited my posts after reading up on you a little bit.who and what you are is evident.but thats getting off topic.
on topic,,,tax payers pay for EVERYTHING,,,and like another poster said,,,,i have no problem shelling out a few extra coins for these girls who are trying to better themselves.
now i ask you,,,is a school that has a 90% graduation rate fit to close?,,,,i'll be right here waiting



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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I am very confused here....

So the school is no good but abortion is bad? Why does the GOP hate the poor?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by macman
So, why is it that the tax payer has to foot the bill for a special school for pregnant teens?
Are they a special class of citizen?


Because those mothers and their children will be your society when you are old.

They can come out equipped to make good decisions about your future world.
Or they can come out ruined and making poor choices about and within your future society.

My opinion is that any investment in our future, and the children who will create it, is a good investment.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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Because they are "the undesirable elements of society",,,which includes minorities (people of color) and (used to be) homosexuals,,,at least according to book Behold the Pale Horse. they created them and now they want to destroy them,,,



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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I understand what everyone is saying about caring for our own and such, however it is also correct to say that we should not have to, without choice, pay for other's opinions of what is important. I am not heartless, nor do I not support the closing of any learning institute in this country that has anywhere near a 90% graduation rate, which is simply amazing for the area.

I do however respect choices for all, not only those on the same moral ground as myself, and as such, would have to agree that it is not constitutional to take money from those who do not wish to give it in order to fund any special program. However as nothing here was voted on, just simply bullied into legislation, that to me is the real issue here, not what was done, but how it was done illegally.




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