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The Detroit Federation of Teachers' Contract: The Worst Ever?

This is a must-read article over at Substance. Go to the url below. As a reader commented, "Today it's Detroit, tomorrow this reality will visit the city where you live.

by Rich Gibson

Today, 2/3 of Detroit homicides go unsolved. 50% of the city̢۪s adults are jobless, a rate over 70% for youth. 50% of the city̢۪s adults are illiterate. 2/3 of youth never graduate from high school. In December, Detroit scored lower than any city on the national, NAEP, exams. Now, we witness the end of what was once the nation̢۪s finest urban school system, an organized decay that reached its zenith on the last day of school before the winter holiday break. . . .Read the article here.

— Rich Gibson





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