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.
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