By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Detroit’s school system is disintegrating by the week.
Detroit has sunk to robbing its own teachers to scrape payroll funds together. Public School teachers are being extorted by their City with the full cooperation of their own union.
Under a proposal submitted for membership ratification each INDIVIDUAL teacher will be forced to “loan” the City of Detroit $10,000 in $250.00 increments ripped out of their bi-monthly checks for 40 weeks starting in January. These “loans” are repayable upon retirement or resignation WITHOUT interest.
If this story was happening under George Bush in a Republican state instead of in liberal Democrat Detroit Michigan it would be the lead story across America.
Bad choice; worse choice
The alternative plan, in case the victims turn this one down, is for the school system to cut teacher salaries by $36,000!
How extorting $10,000 “voluntarily” from the teachers would solve the problem, but $36,000 involuntarily extorted from these teacher victims is required to solve the crisis wasn’t explained.
Maybe it’s time to just shut Detroit down
The National Assessment of Educational Progress that measures the mathematics abilities of grade school children released a report this week showing Detroit’s 4th and 8th graders had the worst scores in the country and the history of these tests.
Just 31% of 4th graders and 23% of 8th graders scored at or above grade level.
Fifty years of corrupt Democrat governance has finally crushed the last flickers of life out of Detroit’s schools.
Keep in mind Detroit is the city that recently saw its Council President (John Conyers’ wife Monica) sent to federal prison for SELLING her vote to a contractor.
A City without a functioning public school system can’t survive no matter how the media lies about the situation. People can’t live where their children can’t get educated.
It’s everybody’s fault so it’s NOBODY’S fault
Naturally all the liberal Democrats concerned blamed everybody else.
“The principals were to blame.”
“The curriculum was at fault.”
Of course the crooks in the City government WERE NOT to blame nor were the Democrat Governor Jennifer Granholm or the parents of the school kids who don’t do their job of seeing to their own child’s progress or attending parent/teacher nights. PTA meetings? Please.
The worst part of this story is that it can and very well might happen in your Democrat controlled city. The problem is liberal Democrats not school kids. Where liberal Democrats govern our towns cities and now even our nation; failures follow.
We can stop this creeping decay of our cities but not by sitting around and watching. Get educated. Vote in local school board elections. Help register all of your friends and family and get them to the polls on Election Day. Write letters and make phone calls. Make sure your Congressman’s staff comes to know your name.
Make saving America your part time job.
If you personally don’t step up and fight to save America we will lose our beloved country and all the blood sweat and tears shed to create this, the greatest country, the brightest light, ever known to mankind will be extinguished by the Chicago thugs running our government.
What have you done to save American freedoms today?
This day in history December 9
1835 The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio Texas during the Texas war for independence. Eventually Texas and Hawaii become the only two sovereign nations to join the union and become states.
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