40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

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Jules Winnfield
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40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

Postby Jules Winnfield » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:03 pm

Here's the scoop, courtesy of CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/03/17/detroit.schools/index.html?hpt=T1

This is just an example of how politics have made it virtually impossible for public schools, especially those in disenfranchised communities, to teach today's children and tomorrow's leaders.


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Re: 40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

Postby S de Garmeaux » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:04 pm

hasn't the population dropped by 50% or something since the 70's?

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Re: 40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

Postby MF248 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:05 pm

Jules Winnfield wrote:Here's the scoop, courtesy of CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/03/17/detroit.schools/index.html?hpt=T1

This is just an example of how politics have made it virtually impossible for public schools, especially those in disenfranchised communities, to teach today's children and tomorrow's leaders.


Thoughts?


I haven't read into it much but I thought a major reason for the schools closing was because of large drops in population. Not really a point in keeping two schools that hold 300 students open when each one only has 150 kids.

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Re: 40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

Postby prolyphek » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:08 pm

Jules Winnfield wrote:Here's the scoop, courtesy of CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/03/17/detroit.schools/index.html?hpt=T1

This is just an example of how politics have made it virtually impossible for public schools, especially those in disenfranchised communities, to teach today's children and tomorrow's leaders.


Thoughts?



While I think this is a definite tragedy, the article doesn't go into enough specifics about how children will be dispersed throughout the district. If there are truly the amount of open seats, and condensing the size of the district at large will not result in school over crowding and an increase in funding for the schools which will remain, then I think it is a win/win, if it will not do these things then indeed it is problematic.

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Re: 40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

Postby holydonkey » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:12 pm

This does not bode well for our plan to find a teaching job near Ann Arbor.

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Re: 40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

Postby brocklanders12 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:41 am

The district has 50,000 excess seats, Bobb said, and kindergarten enrollment has declined from 16,046 in 1994 to 6,039 in 2009. Such decreases are expected to continue, Bobb said. The Free Press reported that district enrollment will fall from 84,000 this year to 56,000 students in the 2014-15 school year.


Not sure where politics or anything else but the collapse of Detroit is to blame.

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Re: 40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:02 am

The schools are closing due to drops in populations. Its sad to see actually that so many ppl are leaving on city. On the other hand I think these children may receive a better education because of the smaller number of children per classroom.

It will be an interesting story to follow.

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Re: 40+ Schools CLOSING in Detroit.

Postby YCrevolution » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:52 pm

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