“We want education”

From inner-city Detroit, a group of boys know they’ve been wronged by the corrupt, liberal-union run system. Heartbreaking:

About 50 high school students at Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit were suspended Thursday after walking out of classes to protest a host of issues at the all-boys school.

The concerns included a lack of consistent teachers and the removal of the principal.

The boys, dressed in school blazers, neckties and hoodies, chanted, “We want education!” as they marched outside the school.

Parents organized the walkout because they fear for the school’s future. As recently as last month, students spent weeks passing time in the gym, library or cafeteria due to a lack of teachers, parents said.

Suspend them for demanding a real education. Brilliant solution. But therein lies a kernel of truth: the boys would be better served reading a book at home than they would at their failed state-run institutional school where learning never takes place:

“They’re failing these young black men,” said Sharise Smith, who has two sons at Douglass.

Smith said her son received an A in geometry during the first semester without taking a final exam.

“It was by default, just for showing up. It wasn’t because he earned an A,” Smith said.

An A for showing up: given the graduation and literacy rates in Detroit as a whole, that isn’t surprising.

Related on Detroit schools: Liberalism gone wild: how to reduce the stigma of a free lunch

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7 Responses

  1. Thank you for posting this. I happily followed you from the Circle of Moms gathering of PMs ~ count me as a fan in Alaska!

  2. Thank you for sharing this! I followed you quite happily here from the Circle Of Moms contest … count me as a faithful reader in Alaska. And ~ cheers to naptime!

    • @Brawkalicious, oh, how I miss naptime. ; ) My almost 4 y-o rarely naps now, and if she does, it means impending nighttime disaster. Now she reads curled up in the curve of my knees while I nap!

  3. Well Kudos for them for bring it to the attention of others. What is happening in Detroit is just heartbreaking. There is no other word for it.

    Last week or something the NBPP said they were going to level the city. Sadly, I was thinking to myself
    “is that such a bad thing?”
    And please no one take that to mean I want to see anyone get hurt. Just if they were forced to start over somewhere else they will have a better chance at improving their lives. It is not likely to happen there.

    • @JACG, agreed on kudos to the kids. What strikes me as odd is that no one (on the left) recognizes that the city embodies everything wrong with liberalism. They just want to pour more into it.
      As for leveling the city, I know what you mean. There aren’t enough people left to clean up the city’s abandoned areas.

  4. Today teachers need to be more responsible and take their jobs seriously. In developing countries teachers often lack even the basic skills that are necessary for teaching.
    We have launched a free portal for students, we offer free study guides as well as free tests.

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