Black People Politics : Detroit Teachers May Buck Obama and National Union

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    Detroit Teachers May Buck Obama and National Union

    “The problems of education are really problems of inequality,” says Steven Conn, candidate for Detroit teachers union president in the January 3 election. Conn’s Defend Public Education/Save Our Students slate hopes to join teachers in Chicago and Washington who have rebelled against national union leadership and the Obama administration’s educational policies. “Instead of a commitment to integration and equality we now have a commitment to charterization and the dollar,” says Conn.

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    Good news for Detroit teachers, parents and students!!! Robert Bobb’s actions found illegal
    By The Daily Censored (Reporter)
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    Tuesday, December 07, 2010 2:30

    Source: The Daily Censored

    COURT DECLARES EMERGENCY FINANCIAL MANAGER’S TAKEOVER OF DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS ILLEGAL

    BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) and Detroit School Board Score Major Legal Victory

    Against Market-Based Corporate Education Models

    Ruling comes on the eve of crucial election in Detroit Federation of Teachers

    The Wayne County Circuit Court held today that Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb has violated the law for the last 20 months by illegally taking control over the academic affairs of the Detroit Public Schools.

    The Court held that Bobb had no legal authority to seize that power. It also declared that he had no educational expertise or experience — that “all [Bobb’s] study in education has emanated from unvetted sources, who may stand to benefit financially should his academic plans come to fruition and who have supplemented his pay.”

    Finally, it held that his educational plan was a “fix” that was “short on teaching and learning wisdom,” an opportunity where some “stand to profit shielded …from the eye of public oversight of competitive bids” because of Bobb’s one-man rule.

    In the words of the ruling, [Bobb] “was empowered to figure out how to pay for education fashioned by the Board. Instead he created education products he proposed to implement. His business paradigm envisions competitive marketplace schools where parents shop like consumers for the best schools with best being dictated by survival of the fittest principles of caveat emptor [buyer beware]. …Schools will compete for the best students, leaving less gifted children or those that come from households that somehow fail to present their children to school in the optimal ready-to-learn state, [to] fall by the wayside. Only schools with the best teachers will thrive and without encouragement to foster cooperation among and between teachers and schools, the weak perish.”

    George Washington, an attorney who represented the Detroit school board, said “This decision is the beginning of the end of Bobb’s illegal dictatorship and of the pro-charter and anti-education policies that he has attempted to force down the throats of Detroit’s students and citizens. We will do everything necessary to enforce this decision.”


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