Friday, September 01, 2006

Teacher Strike in Motown

Illegal teacher strike "is another nail in Detroit school coffin."

How can teachers expect their students to obey the law when they won't even obey it? Nevertheless, this may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the city of Detroit.
The thousands of Detroit Public Schools teachers who began picketing Monday have guaranteed that the steady exodus of students from the district will accelerate, making its recovery prospects even dimmer.

Keep in mind the Detroit Public Schools gets more than $10,000 per student in state and federal money.

Superintendent William F. Coleman III said he's planning on opening school doors next week with or without the teachers. Bus drivers and secretaries will take over the teachers duties if necessary. A similar strategy didn't go over well in another school district in Ohio. A forced a lockdown had a few students climbing out windows.

The scene inside the high school was ''crazy,'' as ''chaos'' reigned while students watched television, talked on cellular telephones and played the card game Uno, according to several students.
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