"Sweeping social promotion ban could prove costly to DPS"
If this wasn’t so sad it would be laughable.
While the criminals on the DPS board took payoffs and stole DPS property for resale, and the Teachers Unions lobbied for one thing, an increase in their benefits so that no increase in school spending actually made it to the classroom – all of a sudden the DPS board is "worried" "Sweeping social promotion ban could prove costly to the DPS board".
Well guess what? These policies of "allowing sweeping social promotion" have destroyed the future of at least two generations of Detroit children – all in the name of fattening DPS member’s bank accounts and union benefits.
Who is the greater sinner here?
1) Robert Bobb who clearly sees the tragedy that has been cause by the DPS board and the unions and wants to end it so the children of Detroit can get a quality education that will allow them to succeed as contributing members of society – i.e. as doctors, engineers, economists, skilled trade workers, etc.?
2) The DPS board and the teachers unions who want to maintain the status quo, continue to fatten their personal bank accounts and benefits. This at the continuing expense of all the Detroit children who will not be educated so they can compete in todays (and tomorrow’s) increasingly competitive economic environment. Unless you believe, as apparently do the DPS board and Union members, that drug dealers and prostitution are the proper job markets for Detroit children?
The DPS board should be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail.
Failing that, the board should ALL be eliminated as soon as possible and replaced with honest people, with real world business experience, and work with Robert Bobb to make the DPS a beacon of hope and light for other down trodden cities in the country – not a symbol of ridicule and failure as it is viewed (and malfunctioning where ever the current DPS board has any control).
There is no greater evil than a group of adults who deliberately pillage an education system in order to profiteer from their work and deliberately fail to educate the children who depend on them.
As John Adams (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President said:
"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives."
The DPS board and the Unions are "suffering the minds of the Detroit children to grovel and creep, all their lives."
The DPS board and the Unions are evil incarnate.
All Robert Bobb wants to do is:
"To elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue."
How can any rational, moral, right-thinking person disagree with Robert Bobb’s goals? I, and any other honorable person, certainly cannot.