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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DETROIT: Progressives - Labor Unions - Schools

Detroit the once proud capital of America's automotive industry and a city that bragged on its great school system, is now a vast wasteland a showcase not for progress but for urban blight brought on by years of one party progressive rule and greedy unions and politicians who acted like pigs at the trough. Yes the happy days are over and the bleak reality has set in, an the true result of run-a-way progressivism is being felt.
Parents in Detroit are blaming teachers for the low test scores of students in that district. Of course the teachers along with the teachers unions are part of the problem, but only a part of a much bigger problem. The city of Detroit has been run by progressive Democrats for as long as anyone can remember and its the polices of these elected politicians and the dumb voters who continue to re-elect them year after year that is at the heart of this issue. Of course, the citizens of that once great city will never admit this and will continue to support these leaders who will lie and lead them down the progressive road to failure and ultimate collapse. The state, local and federal governments have pumped millions of dollars into a corrupt system that will never work as long as those at the bottom look for the promised handouts from their political leaders who maintain control by making promises they never keep. The problem isn't the low test scores of the students caught up in this circle of ignorance but rather the appalling stupidity of the voters who insist on re-electing those who are dragging them down with their radical progressivism. Arrest the teachers, hell no! Kick out the politicians for they are at the heart of the problem.

Detroit public school parents are outraged at city educators after receiving news of subpar test scores.

The test scores showed that fourth- and eighth-graders had the worst math scores in the nation. The Detroit Parent Network came together Saturday to make their voices heard.

Sharlonda Buckman, chief executive officer for the network is calling for criminal and civil action against those responsible for educating the city's children, according to reports.

District Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bob said the horrendous test scores should not be blamed on the students, but on the school district itself for "failing to fulfill its duty to the kids and their parents." FOX News

17 comments:

Timothy Butcher said...

This is a perfect example of how the Progressives have been slowly destroying our country for the past Century.

Snarky Basterd said...

"The city of Detroit has been run by progressive Democrats for as long as anyone can remember and its the polices of these elected politicians and the dumb voters who continue to re-elect them year after year that is at the heart of this issue."

Detwat: Progressive is as progressive does.

Mr Pink Eyes said...

I honestly can't understand the mindset of the people who keep complaining but vote the same people in year after year. It is the same way in the state directly to the south of me, Massachusetts. Some day people are going to wake up and realize that the people they keep electing are the problem.

The Born Again American said...

I do believe the definition of "insanity" is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result...I saw an interesting comparison between Hiroshima and Detroit 50 years after the nuclear bomb was so justly used to end WWII... Hiroshima is an incredibly vibrant city and you've seen Detroit... I'm gonna catch some flack for this, but I'm thinking perhaps a bomb could help Detroit, it certainly couldn't hurt... (please that was intended to be funny)

TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

What is even more frightening is that many of these failed now policies are being implemented nationally.

TexasFred said...

If the USA ever needs a new area to test tactical nukes, Detroit has MY vote...

And WTF is all this *progressive* BS talk? They are a bunch of barking moonbats, calling them ANY kind of progressive is a bastardization of th word progressive much as using the word GAY to describe queers...

cmblake6 said...

Nuke it and call it done. Americans have always rebuilt from the ashes, we could do it there if we simply kill everything before that rebuilding.

cmblake6 said...

Trestin, that's where insistence on 10th Amendment Sovereignty becomes so vital.

Ron Russell said...

I don't think we have to nuke them from the looks of it they have already done it to themselves.

Ron Russell said...

Most progressives have totally forgotten the 10th amendment with many thinking the civil war stripped that from the constitution. Thats the truth.

The Right Look said...

It still boggles my little tiny mind how these people keep electing these complete idiot libtards year after year after year!

PS - little tiny mind was a clue.
PSS - not mine, theirs of course!

-j-
The Right Look

Debbie said...

I saw this on Fox, they had a couple of folks from Detroit debating the issue. I think it was Shepherd Smith interviewing them. Something was said about parents wanting to sue the teachers. Now that's a novel idea that will never get anywhere.

It was interesting that some of the children made such low scores, their scores were equivalent to someone who had no education and only 'guessed the answers'.

That's really sad.

But it's always been that they want more money, more money, for the c-h-i-l-d-r-e-n...

But all that extra money doesn't seem to do any good.

It would be much better to allow parents to keep all that tax money and home school or send their kids to private schools.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Ayrdale said...

Ron, it's obviously no coincidence that socialists have moved en masse into teaching - all over the world. Hitler and Goebbels knew of course, you had to get 'em young. Over here in NZ, our government is pushing ahead with mandatory testing of schools to monitor standards of teaching basic English, arithmetic etc. The lefty teachers unions are howling like cut cats over it.

F*** 'em.

banned said...

You could have written that almost exactly the same but about Englands once proud city of Liverpool where the Socialists have ruled ever since the evil cotton barons fled to the surrounding countryside.
Likewise our state school system is occupied almost entirely by lefties promoting their progressive agenda but running the schools not for the advantage of pupils but for their own convenience.
We have state high school exams which are impossible to "fail" because that might damage the 'students' self-esteem.

Ron Russell said...

Banned when everybody passes no one really wins. In every game we must have a loser and a winner.

Ron Russell said...

Mr Pink eyes, I saw this same thing in the south many years ago where everyone vote for the Deomocrats no matter how bad they were.It was like a tradition that could not be broken for many years--like from 1876-1960.

Teresa said...

The people keep voting in these same Democrat politicians who have been ruining their economy for many years and those who are not properly educating their children. But these people just want hand-outs instead of actually working for a living and living off of their hard work like normal responsible people do. These citizens are partially responsible for their cities demise and their children's low test scores.

Progressivism SUCKS