Real quick here: the NYT is very ‘liberal’ that is, deliberately clueless in order to keep the New World Order running on greased rails. This means periodically writing idiotic article about how Detroit is coming back except it is all pure propaganda with ‘pull heart strings’ stories of individuals struggling to stay above the water in this ugly mess of a city created by Free Trade which killed manufacturing in the US.
The GOP claims school choice fixes things which is false for black families because nothing fixes anything when people fall off the cliff. My own grandson is now going to school and his mom and I discuss various schemes for protecting him from violence which means private schools. No ifs, ands or buts. For Detroit’s Children, More School Choice but Not Better Schools – The New York Times
But hers became the story of public education in a city grasping for its comeback: lots of choice, with no good choice.
That is, the ‘FAKE private schools’ set up for poor people are just as crummy as regular, taxpayer funded schools. Duh. Since schools can’t discipline children anymore, since children especially after 5th grade, the kids are big enough to tear the teachers limb from limb, teaching these dangerous children (sic) is nearly impossible by age 12.
The don’t want to learn anything and thus, learn nothing except how to survive in the jungle. And even that, barely or very badly, the death/incarceration rate shows this clearly.
She enrolled her older son, Damian, at the charter school across from her house, where she could watch him walk into the building. He got all A’s and said he wanted to be an engineer. But the summer before seventh grade, he found himself in the back of a classroom at a science program at the University of Michigan, struggling to keep up with students from Detroit Public Schools, known as the worst urban district in the nation. They knew the human body is made up of many cells; he had never learned that.
What a peculiar thing to point out, that ‘he didn’t know the body was made up of many cells’. Eh? Did he really say that to the reporter? Seems to me, the reporters should have grilled him more on this peculiar thing. I knew about this sort of thing by age 8 or 9 years.
When his school stopped assigning homework, Ms. Rivera tried enrolling Damian at other charters, but the deadlines were past, the applications onerous. Finally, she found him a scholarship at a Catholic school, where he struggled to rise above D’s all year. “He doesn’t want to hear the word engineering,” she said.
So, he tried a Catholic school? My husband went to one of these. Back in his day, the nuns wielded a wicked ruler and used it liberally to keep the lads focus on school work! This child seems to be crashing and burning mainly because he is not used to studying anything.
I remember going to school in Germany on my scholarship. I told everyone on day one to never use English with me so I could be forced to learn the hard way and it worked. The most embarrassing moment came when I had to buy underwear. ‘Untertragen’ is what MEN used for underwear.
So when I used that obvious word, my fellow students and the saleslady laughed a lot. And so I learned another word. Embarrassment, struggle, hardship is all essential to learning anything! And the new philosophy is to not pressure or embarrass students. So they all learn…nothing!
The NYT article above focuses on this particular school: Detroit Cody High School | Cross Renovation recently rebuilt it and it now has lots of…BROKEN WINDOWS, here is a shot of the nice park across the street from the school. I wonder…NOT…who is driving madly across the park, destroying everything!
They even have a useless website that has this: Cody – Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School- Detroit Public Schools
HAHAHA. All the links to everything there is as broken as the school! This, a school that ate up millions being ‘restructured and rebuilt’.
Cody – Detroit Institute of Technology staff are participating in on going Restorative Practices training in an effort to reduce behavior incidents. To further help reduce behavior incidents, Cody D. I. T. has implemented mentoring programs such as 180 and added Cultural Facilitators to the staff.
Cody – Detroit Institute of Technology students will participate in projects associated with Linked Learning, Ford Next Generation and other technology programs such as robotics and Interval-Valued Fuzzy (IVF) Artificial Intelligence sets. These projects will allow students to make a connection between the classroom and real world issues.
We did not test 95% of our students.
Only 71.88% of the All Students; 70.97% of the Black and 69.23% of the Economically Disadvantaged subgroups were assessed in English Language Arts.
Only71.88% of the All Students; 70.97% of the Black and 69.23% of the Economically Disadvantaged subgroups were assessed in mathematics.
Only 71.88% of the All Students; 70.97% of the Black and 69.23%of the Economically Disadvantaged subgroups were assessed in science.
Only 71.88% of the All Students; 70.97% of the Black and 69.23%of the Economically Disadvantaged subgroups were assessed in social studies.
We did not meet the 80% graduation rate goal.
And below are several you tube stories about the school, mostly riots and such:
Eventually, even liberals will figure out during the next 100 years that you can lead a horse to water but not force it to drink.
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