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Old 01-17-2011, 11:54 PM
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Detroit may close half of its public schools

Without aid, DPS may close half of its schools | detnews.com | The Detroit News

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Detroit Public Schools would close nearly half of its schools in the next two years, and increase high school class sizes to 62 by the following year, under a deficit-reduction plan filed with the state.

The plan, part of a monthly update Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb gives the Department of Education, was filed late Monday to provide insight into Bobb's progress in his attempt to slash a $327 million deficit in the district to zero over the next several years. Under it, the district would slim down from 142 schools now to 72 during 2012-13.
If I were living in Detroit, I'd get the hell out as fast as I can. Then again, dwelling in dollar a month houses in heavily blighted areas is mighty tempting.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:27 AM
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62 kids in one class?

That poor city.
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62 kids in one class?

That poor city.
Run by? They have known for YEARS that their tax base was disappearing and took NO action until FORCED to.
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62 kids in one class?

That poor city.
No longer id B a citi.
Monkey Jungle is far more accurate.
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wow.

what will the americans accept next? when is reached the melting point?
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Can we just give Detroit back to the Indians?

(IF they'll take it)
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Without aid, DPS may close half of its schools | detnews.com | The Detroit News

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Detroit Public Schools would close nearly half of its schools in the next two years, and increase high school class sizes to 62 by the following year, under a deficit-reduction plan filed with the state.

The plan, part of a monthly update Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb gives the Department of Education, was filed late Monday to provide insight into Bobb's progress in his attempt to slash a $327 million deficit in the district to zero over the next several years. Under it, the district would slim down from 142 schools now to 72 during 2012-13.
If I were living in Detroit, I'd get the hell out as fast as I can. Then again, dwelling in dollar a month houses in heavily blighted areas is mighty tempting.

Did anyone in the unions take a pay freeze?
Pitch in to pay for their benefits?
A minor cut to pension?

I'm betting no.

So they pull this stunt betting that the rest of America will be forced to pony up through taxes and keep the broken system going.
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Kansas City did the same thing shut down half the schools and fired half the teachers as well.
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Kansas City did the same thing shut down half the schools and fired half the teachers as well.
How's that working?

What's the class size?
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:15 AM
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Kansas City did the same thing shut down half the schools and fired half the teachers as well.
How's that working?

What's the class size?
Oh I have no idea, I haven't been to KC since I was in high school I just remember hearing about it on the news.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:21 AM
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62 kids in one class?

That poor city.
When my kids were going to school in Japan (they have dual citizenship) class sizes were usually around 50 and everyone did just fine.

Class size is a ruse to increase the number of unionized teachers in a school. Americas education problem is poor curriculum and out of control students.

But Americans don't wanna' talk about that.
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None of this is being done to decrease the number of students in classes, these schools are being closed and teachers are being fired because the cities cannot afford to keep these schools open and to pay the teachers anymore, they could give a damn if there is 90 kids in each class.
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Wanna reduce class size?

End mandated attendance.

That will get the people that don't want to be there out, and the people that do want to be there will thrive.
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When will you finally raise the rich? Is there any justyfication for having billionaires when your country is going down to hell like this? Whad do you expect from a Pupil coming from a class or school like this? Who will carry your flag tomorrow?
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Wanna reduce class size?

End mandated attendance.

That will get the people that don't want to be there out, and the people that do want to be there will thrive.
Good idea but what about the kids that don't want to be there? let them loose on the streets?
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