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  •  But....its not a one sided view.... (0+ / 0-)

    History is history. You're angry (rightfully) that what occurred in Detroit Public School Districts since 1999, along with Benton Harbor, Inkster, Muskegon, Pontiac and a host of other high "head count" minority communities for YEARS, is now threatening EVERY public school district in Michigan, including yours.

    Reading the tea-leaves did you believe, purely on a economic profit based model point of view, the cause of "for-profit corporate educational system" would cease at  "less financially well off" school districts?

    Throwing on my business hat here, corporations foster were the revenue resources are based. In the case of "Michigan public schools takeover", corporate C.E.O. types knew FULL WELL if they begun this "test model" in YOUR community serious problem would exist (media attention, parents ready to remove elected officials from local, state offices, etc.).

    Eureka moment! "Let us "test model experiment" in the "poor, normally high minority populated" public school communities," they cried.

    By the way, I switched from corporate product test model matrix, to the corporate public school test model experiment going full force in Michigan since 1999, but the methodology is all the same.

    Many parents in "poor, normally high minority populated" communities like Detroit, then Benton Harbor, Pontiac, Inkster and more lacked resources, education or the know-withal on how to fight against the "takeover".

    Others believed since the "Men and Women in White Lab Coats" said they were coming to "save" their Children from those "unionized teachers with tenure who were the reason their Child wasn't learning".

    Humans dislike admitting failure. With much, SOME parents failed with doing a honest, open SELF-EVALUATION process on what ways THEY should have interactively participated in the Child's learning process. Easy scapegoats: Deny reality, blame someone else, or ignore the real issues altogether.

    Add Vouchers, Charter Schools (who are all perfect, you know....not) and a new shiny building in the mix, the first phase of this test model is working, well.

    Next, flood media resources of all the bad P.R. (Public Relations) on why Detroit, Benton Harbor, Inkster, etc... schools localities are the worse ever, due to "those people and their Children". By then, one has effectively divided the electorate based on RACE and CLASS lines.

    In suburbia, parents are secretly (many times openly) thinking, "I'm glad my kids don't have to attend school with", "those Children" in, "That District" where ,"They Can't Learn", because of "whatever".

    Basically, 14 years of this in Michigan....pitting poorer minority populated school districts, against well-financed less minority populated ones, has directly caused this problem.

    Hyoer-Profit focused C.E.O.'s explored the opening. Now they hope to expand the model across Michigan's entire public school system. End of story.

    Sometimes the truth hurts but, it's still the truth!

    Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at the ROJS News blog at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show on Michigan Politics at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

    by kayla9170 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:10:09 PM PST

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    •  Correction.... (0+ / 0-)

      Should have said, "Hyper-Profit focused C.E.O.'s..."

      The "p" is located near the "o" on a qwerty keyboard and I hit the wrong key....

      Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at the ROJS News blog at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show on Michigan Politics at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

      by kayla9170 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:13:58 PM PST

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      •  Well, it "appears" as though you've got this all (1+ / 0-)
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        "figured out".  Good on you.  Glad you don't need "our" "concern".
        Again, presumption.
        I went to Federal Elementary School.  You know, the one that sat right under the smokestacks of the incinerator at Van Born and Inkster, a mile from the airport.  Debris from the worst plane crash in metro Detroit history landed in the trees in my backyard.  
        I was born in Detroit, and have never lived more than 20 miles outside of the city limit.  Most of my family still live in Wayne County in Dearborn, Inkster, Ecorse, Redford, the entire westside.  
        And I come from a mixed racial family.
        However, my own personal history aside, your very long and completely baffling response "said" a lot but answered little and didn't acknowledge the hostility I am trying very hard to tell you is in your language, both in your accusatory diary and strange response to me.  So before you presume to chew me out as some sort sacrificial low information, self-absorbed, spoiled suburbanite, do your fucking homework.  I know more about these issues and this state's history than most people.
        And if you think you got a line on anger kayla, I could tell you a story that would make your head spin.

        •  No offense.... (0+ / 0-)

          But you lose me when the debate comes too....

          "So before you presume to chew me out as some sort sacrificial low information, self-absorbed, spoiled suburbanite, do your fucking homework"

          Specifically, the word that began with letter "F" and ends with letter "G".

          First, I have no idea where you live or have lived. But, earlier you did write this:

          "I--one of the people living in a "wealthy" (cough) suburb you seem so angry at--am of yours.  I, and many, many others, have made it our business."

          Then you switched to this:

          "So before you presume to chew me out as some sort sacrificial low information, self-absorbed, spoiled suburbanite"

          Sorry, I'm a bit confused...as most people who would be, reading the above information.

          I don't write diaries, articles, blog post, replies or host our podcast based on seeking attention (or rec's per say... for that purpose...but if they article is rec'ed, that's a nice gesture...but this is not my purpose for writing). Since I don't know you, I won't assert an assumption on the intent of your personal demeanor.

          Yet I do express in my writing, what I feel. As a lifelong Michigander I  knowledge on the RACE and CLASS lines that do exist in this STATE. No matter how you try and deny them.

          In fact, they exist a bit in your replies (read up).

          The truth RACE and CLASS lines is why our Public School System is on the brink of Total Privatization as we speak. This is a fact, its' known and to deny the obvious is an futile effort. Yet, you have every right to do so.

          I prefer to live in reality, myself. Have a wonderful evening.

          Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at Independent Underground News at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show Independent Underground LIVE at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

          by kayla9170 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 04:36:37 PM PST

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          •  Correction..... (0+ / 0-)

            "I acknowledge RACE and CLASS lines that do exist in this STATE"....

            Forgot the "ac" and eliminated the "on the"....

            Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at Independent Underground News at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show Independent Underground LIVE at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

            by kayla9170 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 04:39:34 PM PST

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          •  Your entire diary and responses to me are (1+ / 0-)
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            chock full of race-baiting and racial implications (read up), which is something I never thought I'd encounter here on this site.
            Yet, this kind of hostility and presentation is exactly what I'd expect from ROJS.
            And, just a suggestion, you might want to present a more coherent message.  

            •  Suggestion..... (0+ / 0-)

              Learn how to have a debate, without using foul words, then talk to me...but, I'm not sure if that's possible....

              "chock full "

              What the heck?

              Bye....don't have time nor energy to STEP IN THE MUD with you.

              Again, have a nice evening....

              Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at Independent Underground News at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show Independent Underground LIVE at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

              by kayla9170 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 04:48:07 PM PST

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          •  Wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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            First, I have no idea where you live or have lived.
            We know each other.
            Does that surprise you?
            And after re-reading this diary again I am even more appalled at your flagrant hostility and outright race baiting.
            But like I said, that is exactly what I'd expect from ROJS.
            •  You might ROJS News... (0+ / 0-)

              But its highly doubtful you know me.

              Personally, I make a point of not associating with individuals who engage in foul-composed confabulation, like you did above (READ UP).

              I've been on D.K. since 2008, will stay on D.K. and will write diaries as I wish on D.K. Learn to co-exist or avoid.

              Either way, you stay in the MUD by yourself.

              Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at Independent Underground News at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show Independent Underground LIVE at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

              by kayla9170 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 07:54:09 PM PST

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              •  Don't flatter yourself. It is hardly news (1+ / 0-)
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                you do and yes, we have met.
                The only reason it is even relevant is that I have personal and very unfortunate experience with your true character and it is showing very plainly here in this diary and your incoherent postings in these comments.
                Stay the fuck away from me.  
                I do know you and I will get you banned from this site if ever so much as blink my way again.  Take your race baiting mumbled bullshit back to your bizarre friends on facebook.

                •  What the Heck? (0+ / 0-)

                  "Stay the fuck away from me."

                  Ummm....this is MY daily. LOL!!! So sad!

                  Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at Independent Underground News at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show Independent Underground LIVE at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

                  by kayla9170 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:30:06 AM PST

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                  •  Diary----Correction (0+ / 0-)

                    STILL LOL!!!

                    Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at Independent Underground News at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show Independent Underground LIVE at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

                    by kayla9170 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:30:57 AM PST

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                  •  Diary -- Correction (0+ / 0-)

                    Still this is SO, SO sad and frankly down right insane. But if the shoe fits....

                    Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at Independent Underground News at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show Independent Underground LIVE at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

                    by kayla9170 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:33:09 AM PST

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