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(CNSNews.com) – In the public schools in Detroit, Mich., according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 7 percent of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading.

Some public school teachers in the City of Detroit and around the state of Michigan are reportedly taking a vacation or a sick day today to protest right-to-work legislation likely to be approved by the state legislature. Under current law, Michigan public school teachers must pay dues to the teachers’ union. If the right-to-work law is enacted, Michigan public-school teachers will be free to join the union and pay dues to it if they wish, but they will also be free not to join the union and not to pay it dues.

Detroit public-school eighth graders do even worse in math than they do in reading, according to the Department of Education. While only 7 percent scored highly enough on the department’s National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2011 to be rated “proficient” or better in reading, only 4 percent scored highly enough to be rated “proficient” or better in math.

 

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  1. Diann

    December 12th, 2012

    And they all end of on the Detroit Common Council.

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  2. dennis

    December 12th, 2012

    It’s Michigan’s problem…they better fix it.

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  3. demonrat dave

    December 12th, 2012

    This is what the american school system has become, a system designed to produce the followng:
    1% Democrat party politicians: Bred to be in charged.

    2 % Teachers & Community agitators: presidents, Al Sharpton wannabes and tingly leg white guys: teel everyone the 1% is right.
    69% non informed voters: to keep the 1% in charge
    28% drones: people capable of earning a living and paying for the rest.
    Any grammar or spelling or math errors are the results of this edukashun system.

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  4. KF

    December 12th, 2012

    Someone should explain to the real community activists, that the “teachers” via the corrupt unions and politicians, are being used as a weapon to dumb down their kids so as to better enslave them to the state.

    By real community activists I mean people who actually give a crap about the community and aren’t enriching themselves via promoting class and race based grievances and “identity politics”.

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  5. norman einstein

    December 12th, 2012

    Where are the test results for the TEACHERS?

    KIDDING! They have tenure.
    They’ve got idiots teaching kids and they expected a miracle?

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  6. mkultra

    December 12th, 2012

    That’s still a higher percentage than on the Detroit School Board.

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  7. J Frank Parnell

    December 12th, 2012

    Not negative 7%?

    Don’t worry, the Left will subsidize any abject failure until it’s in negative territory. MiniTru will tell you how successful it is and how rayciss you be (are) for noticing.

    When will we understand communists have taken over the majority of public institutions?

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  8. norman einstein

    December 12th, 2012

    Just found this…words fails me.

    A pro-union teacher at a demonstration stands in front of a huge banner proclaiming that the Governor is a rat.
    One problem…they’ve spelled his NAME WRONG!!!
    It’s Governor Snyder…and any MI resident should know!
    This is perfection…it says it all.

    http://tinyurl.com/cwl58pm

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  9. Edith McCrotch

    December 12th, 2012

    This falls on the failure of most black women who can’t keep their legs closed and also on most black men who have know self control with their mandingos.

    They are animals and should be treated as such.

    It’s the truth.

    You know it, they know it, and the whole world knows it.

    Remember folks, spay and neuter your pets.

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  10. Edith McCrotch

    December 12th, 2012

    no for know…or somethin’

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  11. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 12th, 2012

    And 97% of Detroit voters voted for Baraq Hussein. That means that 4% of those 7% who scored proficient must have cheated on the test.

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  12. Callmelennie

    December 12th, 2012

    Dass raycess, yew no, too maik fun of faileen inner sitty skulz

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  13. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 12th, 2012

    Problem solved: If 7% of students are reading ‘at level’ and unionized teachers are paid $70,000 (I know it’s more with benefits but this works easier) then liberal union thug child molesting logic would calculate 100% of students reading ‘at level’ if salaries are raised to $1,000,000.

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  14. xthred

    December 12th, 2012

    This is one instance where it’s not the union’s fault.

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  15. Dr. Tar

    December 12th, 2012

    Detroit’s Democrats Answer to Bush’s effort to improve education – they call it No Child Has a Future

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  16. hanoverfist

    December 12th, 2012

    Forward!!

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  17. eternal ¼ cracker p

    December 12th, 2012

    My 6 year old, in kindergarten, creates shopping lists and reads them off to me at the store. I spend all of 10-15 minutes every other day helping him with sounds and word recognition. Golly, that’s hard.

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  18. Buffalobob

    December 12th, 2012

    Each time a school district or municipality tries to streamline or alter the public school system the unions flood in with clever adds to BS the voters. Any change not sanctioned by the teachers union, we are told will adversely affect he chldrens. It is always for the cildrens. The teachers unions have done a masterful job of brainwashing the voters. They convince them to vote to raise their taxes with overrides/supplements, increase the teachers pay and benefits, all for the childrens. That is why school choice vouchers or pay for performance are a line in the sand for the unions.

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  19. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 12th, 2012

    @xthred — Was that a joke?

    If not, then yes, it is the fault of the unions. They are not concerned with having good teachers, they are only concerned with having dues-paying teachers. Qualifications and ability are not even on the list of requirements.

    When schoolchildren start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.

    – Albert Shanker, UFT and AFT union president

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  20. jeckelmyhyde@yahoo.com

    December 12th, 2012

    The state Detroit public schools is a direct result of unions.

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  21. Claudia

    December 12th, 2012

    It’s not all the teachers fault.

    Sure, some are socialists, but most teachers in this country are saddled with administrators, school boards, state/federal leadership and UNIONS that only care about their socialist, power hungry, money grubbing self interests.

    I know there are teachers who buck the agenda at the risk of losing their jobs.

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  22. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 12th, 2012

    Wow! Up to 7%! I’m impressed. I’m guessing that about 5-10 billion dollars in tax money, forcibly extracted from the citizens, was spent on this “success.”

    None of the money was spent directly on students. You knew that, right? The teachers and board members and the unions were given more benefits, and the students were given the answers so the test scores would reflect a change from 6% to 7%.

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  23. Menderman

    December 12th, 2012

    Avrage worksday inst Detroet.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=975_1355166507

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  24. Noodengr

    December 12th, 2012

    so how many kids has the Fed dept of education taught to read in detroit? or anywhere for that matter. Shut it down tomorrow, and send all it’s bloated budget back to the states and communitues.
    As for detroit , it is a lost cause, folks that care about their kids and the future should flee
    and not look back. last one out please turn off the light to make the enviromentals happy, oh wait on 2nd thought leave every light burning just to piss them off.

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  25. Edith McCrotch

    December 12th, 2012

    That was funny Mender….

    I especially like the part where the brutha falls down in the street and another starts pounding his face with his fist. Then another buck runs over to kick the guy on the ground in the head but he moves his head at the last second and Mr. kicky lands a foot shot right into his friends jaw !!!!

    Vannnnnntastic !!!!

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  26. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 12th, 2012

    Didn’t I had read somewheres that Detroit be goin’ bankr- bamkrup- they be goin’ broke an shit?

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