Black People : DETROIT PLANS TO CLOSE HALF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS????

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Detroit to Close Half of Public Schools, Privatize Services The state of Michigan has ordered Detroit to close half of its public schools by 2013 and to increase class size in high schools to more than 60 students. The state claims the moves are needed to eliminate a $327 million deficit. In related news, Detroit has announced it plans to privatize maintenance services at the schools by hiring the company Sodexo.


    http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/22/headlines#16


    Is this kinda crap,as well as the cutting of black studies in Arizona, and the union bashing in Wyoming,

    the future of what is coming to states where we are in large numbers??????????????????????
     
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    Sounds good to me let's get this show rolling
     
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    There will be a Wisconsin type rally at the capitol tomorrow. The legislature also is trying to sneak a bill to gut police and fire unions. The elephant people are trying to stick it to the working man, state by state










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    well at the end of the day one has to look at that.

    An elephant is an animal, and usualy in this nation only seen in a circus, and usualy what is riding on the back of the elephant is a clown or a group of clowns.

    Now the point is, this is the end of the month celebrating the history of the people who have given the world it's first civilzation, have built this nation and have designed and invented the rudiments of practicly every single machine Americans take for granted

    YET

    the clowns, the tea party; pursuing their collective agenda,
    are united across the nation

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    and we are not ,
    not even in our defense!


    and we surley have more sense then a clown or an animal


    therefore when do we understand and work towards some real Black national movement

    to deal with this , rather then sit and wait until it happens

    state to state???????/
     
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    Agreed











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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by Black Agenda Report

    Torturing Detroit's Kids for Racist Fun and ProfitA Black Agenda Radio commentary
    by Glen Ford

    Corporate America and its servants in the Democratic and Republican parties care nothing for the education of Black, inner city school children, and the proof is in Detroit, for all to see. The State of Michigan, controlled, like every other state in the country, by business interests, has ordered Detroit to close down half of its public schools, and increase class sizes to 60 students. That’s double the number that any respectable educator considers suitable for classroom work, and tantamount to a declaration that Detroit’s public school students will not be provided an education. In a modern society, this is the equivalent of declaring Detroit – an overwhelmingly Black metropolis – a failed state.

    This racist outrage is blamed on a $327 million school budget deficit, just as when the public schools were decimated twice before in recent years, eliminating 79 schools and reducing enrollment to about 84,000 students. Many of those public schools were then sold to private charter school companies. With every assault on public education, charter schools multiplied. Now 54,000 Detroit students attend charter schools, and even before the current crisis, the corporate enemies of public education were gleefully predicting that charters would overtake public school enrollment by around 2015 – which would make Detroit the second major American city in which charters outnumber public schools.


    The other city is New Orleans, where 70

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/02/23-8
     
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