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April 06, 2011

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Ethan

Having graded American Government papers from the Wayne County Community College District, I can tell you (as I have before) that Detroit public schools are turning out basically illiterate graduates. Not only do the Detroit youths speak a spat-upon dialect of English, but most cannot express a coherent written thought in that dialect! This is a recipe for at least 20 more years of poverty...

I don't blame the teachers, whatever the issues with the tenure system, and I'll even stand up for their unions against globally banker-imposed austerity measures (locally, Republicans.) But... if non-college educated parents can homeschool their kids into the 80th percentile, WHAT PURPOSE CAN SCHOOLING HAVE OTHER THAN TO KEEP THE KIDS STUPID!!!?

Babysitting while both parents work their corporate jobs?

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