Detroit may close half of its public schools

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

    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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    62 kids in one class?

    That poor city.
     
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    Run by? They have known for YEARS that their tax base was disappearing and took NO action until FORCED to.
     
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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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    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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    How's that working?

    What's the class size?
     
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    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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