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Friday, April 10, 2009

Budget Woes Hurt: Beating Up on the kids

As is often the case there is always more to a story than the replayed story on television. All of us are concerned about the the auto industry and the possible loss of the Big Three. In this case the city of Detroit is bracing itself for the shuttering of 23 schools and the lose of 600 teacher positions.

The school district says it has a deficit of over $300 million and, wouldn't you know it, consolidation is the only way to resolve the matter. So, what should the kids expect out of this mess? You can bet that the district will raise class sizes to an intolerable limit. Inexperienced teachers will replace veteran teachers in a manner so as to lower cost. Look for tests scores to go south ( so much for NCLB, now it's about manning the zoo-like conditions), and while you're watching don't be surprised to see a mass exodus to a place called home-schooling (who wouldn't with no rules/no regs).


  1. The same thing is going on in our school district. I just pulled my oldest out of Catholic school for lack of instruction. We were looking forward to next year until the consolidation topic arose. I'm bitter, confused, and hurt for my children. We pay over $6000. in taxes. Where is it going? Everyday home-schooling is looking better and better. I was originally promised a smaller class size for my son. He has a 504 plan for his low muscle tone due to prematurity. The Catholic school had 23 children in his small Kindergarten class. He was constantly falling over chairs, feet, toys etc. A crowded classroom is not an option, but either is consolidation.

  2. "NCLB" is nothing more than another way to pay off big business. Kids are not being taught things they need to know to make it in the real world; that is part of the cons plan, to dumb down the kids so they will be good soldiers and not stand up to their war on the middle class.


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