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One of the topics I have been planning to post something about on this Blog is the poor state of Public Education, which in my view went to hell in the preverbal hand basket around the middle nineteen eighties. Having served as a substitute teacher during the seventies, I ended the practice forever in the early nineties after weighing the danger of being assaulted by an unruly student or being arrested by a disgruntle parent for touching their precious child.

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Saturday, June 28th 2008 at 9:43AM
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I saw this video when it first came out and was disgusted. I'm embarrassed to admit that this took place in my hometown of Baltimore, although unfortunately I'm not surprised.

The ridiculously poor state of urban public school systems in America would be almost laughable, if it wasn't mostly our kids whose futures are determined there. It seems like everyone is depending upon the school personnel to be not just educators, but parents, policemen, social workers, and everything in between; all with little resources.
Monday, June 30th 2008 at 12:42PM
Jon C.
I was once told by whom I considered, "a smart old man", said to me to find an answer to a problem you will have to go back into history because before, "It" became a problem it had to be right. My solution to the problem is easy, close public schools. By the way this was never a problem before intergration. I am old school when things weren't broken and we tried to fix them with intergration.
Tuesday, July 1st 2008 at 10:09AM
phil marlow
The sad truth is our educational system is failing our children and preparing more of them for bleak prisons than bright futures !

To better educate todayís youth means better connecting our people and maximizing our resources. Caring citizens, parents, students, schools, groups, businesses, churches, and many others, are working with us to create more academic successes for more children. More than ever before, it takes an entire community to raise a child.

The urgency to revive the power of our people in unity to achieve greater educational successes for our youth is obvious.

Please check out www.uniteedesign.com to learn about a growing movement thatís empowering brighter futures every day. Letís continue to encourage others to do their part in uplifting the quality of life and learning for our children.

Together, letís show the world how beautiful, smart and special our children really are.

R. Lee Gordon
President / Executive Director
UniTee Design, Inc. / The Better Detroit Youth Movement
www.uniteedesign.com / www.betterdetroityouth.org
rgordon@uniteedesign.com / rgordon@betterdetroityouth.org
Toll Free: 888.OUR.RBG.TEES / Phone: 313.516.8384 / Cell: 734.395.3079 / Fax: 313.342.6324

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008 at 8:48AM
Prudee Young
The biggest problem with our schools is the lack of parental involvement. I know parents have a lot going on but their childs education should be a top priority. Too many parents today expect teachers to do everything. The problem here is that most public urban schools have too few good teachers and overfilled classrooms. Most children will never get the attention that they need to do well. This is where parents have to step in and figure out what's going on with their child. When I was in school my mother was at everything. She worked two jobs and eventually ended up a single mother. When my education lacked she found a solution. I got more attention in classes because my teachers understood my education was extremely important and when it lacked they would have to deal with my mother. Also, when I did not understand something my mother stepped up and found ways to help me when my instructors did not have the time. Finally, because my mother was always in the schools I knew if I cut up I would pay for it when I got home.
Wednesday, July 2nd 2008 at 8:04PM
We can not ignore this problem any longer, nor can we leave the education of our children in the hands of others with a race or class bias.We must address this issue and demand all who claim to represent us make public schooling an issue for change.
Thursday, July 3rd 2008 at 8:51PM
Yes it takes a whole village to raise children, not minors having unwanted babies, thus being left in the hands of relatives , whom sometimes are uneducated, not wealth, and themselves from a broken home! The children must learn to adapt to many issues in the household . With the many peer pressures of Public School the child has a greater challege of being albe to adjust to each demand of classroom egos, being able to grasp the education needed to complete a highshool education that would open the doors for adulthood,independence,wealth,college degrees and being able to make this World a better living place for future generation to advance!

Sunday, July 6th 2008 at 7:41PM
What is happening to our kids, one may ask after seeing the videos I have included here? The United States like no other country on earth has allowed expectations of school conduct and self-discipline to reach an all time low. Schools have more discipline in the third world countriesí classrooms than in public schools here in the United States. If one expects nothing from students then usually nothing is what one gets.
Tuesday, July 8th 2008 at 7:16AM
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