Oct 25, 2010
Robert Bobb wants to tear apart the Detroit Public Schools.
That much is obvious from the two choices he is about to present for addressing a budget deficit of 332 million dollars – much of which HE created.
Plan A asks the state to wipe out the district's debt – in exchange for having the state completely reorganize the district. Few concrete details have been revealed – Bobb's waiting until after the election for that. But Bobb's office says Plan A will include:
Bobb says the only alternative is "Plan B", which includes:
Plan B, in other words, will destroy the district in the name of "balancing the budget."
So – agree to hand over the school district to the state and to charter schools to destroy, or Bobb will destroy it himself!
This is the choice Bobb offers – stab students in the back, or hit them over the head!
This is not reform – it is reaction, moving us back to the early 1800s when there were no public schools!