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  • Update: Detroit School Board OKs Hiring Teachers Who Took Only Online Courses

    07/14/2018 12:46:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | July 12, 2018 | Alan Stamm
    Detroit recruiters can hire online teacher training graduates to help fill about 200 classroom vacancies this fall. Education reporter Koby Levin follows up on her Chalkbeat Detroit preview of the desperation move: Detroit’s main district is proceeding with a plan to hire teachers who are certified but have received no training in the classroom — adding an element of controversy to efforts to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies by the end of summer. The board of education on Tuesday approved a hiring plan proposed by Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, signaling that the district will lean partly on programs that offer so-called...
  • How Florida spread oxy across half of America

    07/11/2018 10:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Metro West Daily News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Pat Beall, The Palm Beach Post
    Reliably red on the political map, Huntington is a West Virginia town with a 191-year-old university, a storied football team and more than 100 churches. Its where Will Lockwood graduated from high school. Its where he enrolled at Marshall University. Its where he first tried OxyContin. By the time Lockwood entered Marshall as a freshman, Detroit dealers were trickling into Huntington selling OxyContin and pills with OxyContins active ingredient, oxycodone. Even though Lockwood could step out his front door and get the drug, Detroit street dealers werent the preferred supplier. Florida was. It may be 1,000 miles away, but to...
  • As Canada forges ahead on bridge project, trade tensions near a boil

    07/09/2018 1:14:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | July 8, 2018 | Chad Livengood
    WINDSOR, Ontario The Canadian government is forging ahead with construction of a new Detroit River bridge designed to enhance trade as economic relations between the longtime trading partners grow strained and the crossing could become a bargaining chip. Major construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to begin this fall once a contract is signed with Bridging North America, the consortium of infrastructure companies chosen last week by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to build the bridge. The long-awaited move toward an official groundbreaking later this month comes as President Donald Trump threatens a tariff on Canadian-assembled...
  • Students in Detroit Are Suing the State Because They Werent Taught to Read

    07/06/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 147 replies
    www.theatlantic.com ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alia Wong
    A federal judge has concluded that the Constitution doesn't require schools to promote students literacy. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ What to do when a school is infested with vermin, when textbooks are outdated, when students cant even read? Perhaps the answer is sue the government. Thats what seven students in Detroit have done. Their class-action suit filed against the state of Michigan asserts that education is a basic right, and that they have been denied it. Usually, such education-equity cases wend their way through state courts, as all 50 state constitutions mandate public-education systems, while the countrys guiding document doesnt even include the...
  • New Michigan law removes basic skills test for teachers

    07/05/2018 12:59:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 7/2/2018 | Lorri Higgins
    Prospective Michigan teachers won't have to take the SAT anymore to be certified in Michigan, a move that might help attract more teachers to the profession and help districts struggling with classroom vacancies. The SAT has been the basic skills exam teachers have had to take since last year, but Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week eliminating the Michigan law that requires a basic skills exam in the first place. "The basic skills test ... is not a strong indicator of how successful a teacher will be," said Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, who sponsored the legislation, which passed the...
  • Fired Tigers pitching coach Bosio says he used word 'monkey' in conversation that led to ousting

    06/29/2018 9:04:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/29/2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    Fired Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio said Thursday he was given the boot for using the word monkey in a conversation overheard by an African-American staffer. Bosio, 54, was cut loose earlier this week for what the Tigers called insensitive comments. According to WXYZ-TV, Bosio directed racially charged language at a team employee. But Bosio told USA Today he wasn't talking about the employee or using the word in a racial or disparaging manner. He said he was using it to describe pitcher Daniel Stumpf, a white player who's pitched for the Tigers since 2017.
  • When Democrats Rule, Money Literally Disappears

    06/16/2018 4:39:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-16-18 | MOTUS
    Im going on a picnic today,The Picnic, James Tissotso I suggest you take a break from the FBI as well and instead contemplate reasons # 587-89 why Democrats should never be allowed to be in charge of anything. (Shot/Chaser/Hangover format borrowed, with attribution, from the Instapundit)Shot: WHY ARE DEMOCRAT MONOPOLY CITIES SUCH CESSPITS OF FISCAL PROFLIGACY? Philadelphias government has the worst accounting practices among the nations 10 largest cities, with $924 million in bookkeeping errors alone last yearThats on top of the now-infamous missing $33 million, the discrepancy between what the citys records say it has and what is in...
  • Mother grieves loss of son killed in Wixom hit-and-run as man (Illegal alien) accused of hitting him

    06/15/2018 2:37:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    WDIV - ClickOnDetroit ^ | June 14, 2018 | Derick Hutchinson, Koco McAboy, Amber Ainsworth
    Michigan .. Justin Lee killed in hit-and-run crash. A mother grieved the loss of her teenage son, who was killed while riding a bicycle in Wixom, as the man accused of hitting him learned about his charges Thursday. Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda is accused of fatally striking Justin Lee, 14, with a minivan and driving away. Lee was riding a bicycle Monday on Potter Road; police said Cerda ditched the minivan in Commerce Township and fled. "My little boy was my everything. He was the reason why I got up every day," said Justin's mother, Pattie Lee. Cerda is charged...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants Trump to spring him from prison

    06/13/2018 3:47:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption is seeking President Donald Trumps help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Kilpatrick, writing on the Free Kwame Project website, says he has undergone a spiritual transformation since resigning from office in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal. By Gods grace, I have received a pardon from Him, through Christ Jesus. I pray that I will receive the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well, he writes.
  • Vacant for decades, Detroit's train station may get new life

    05/27/2018 6:39:01 PM PDT · by shove_it · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 27 May 2018 | COREY WILLIAMS
    The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit's passenger rail traffic closed in 1988 due to a decline in ridership and took on a new life in the subsequent years as a must-see destination for urban explorers, the homeless and scavengers, who picked it clean of anything valuable. After years of failed short-lived plans to repurpose the dated 500,000-square-foot, 18-story building, its future may be crystalizing: The Ford Motor Co. is moving into the surrounding neighborhood of Corktown and according to Ford board member Edsel B. Ford II is in talks to buy the old station...
  • MUSLIM CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR COMES UNHINGED OVER SHARIA

    05/17/2018 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | 5/17/2018
    Says to GOP opponent: 'You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!' Video @ link: Michigan's first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, took a shot at fellow gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck on Thursday that some Republicans are saying was below the belt. Colbeck, speaking at a candidate's forum in East Lansing, expressed his concerns about Sharia law and the extremist Muslim Brotherhood's tactic of civilization jihad. Colbeck took exception with an article he says was planted last month by Sayed supporters at the left-wing website Buzzfeed, which painted Colbeck as a fringe extremist using "unfounded conspiracy...
  • Detroit's 105.1 The Bounce says it won't play Kanye West songs anymore (#MuteKanye 'movement')

    05/03/2018 2:01:36 PM PDT · by ethom · 56 replies
    Detrot Metro News ^ | Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:55 AM | By Lee DeVito
    Detroit hip-hop station 105.1 The Bounce says it's pulling Kanye West songs off of its Morning Bounce playlist following a recent string of erratic episodes from the rapper, including West saying he believes slavery was a "choice." The station made the announcement on its Facebook page on Thursday morning. "We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that 'slavery was a choice.' We are over it," the station wrote on Facebook. "We don't want to hear Kanye's music, we don't want to play Kanye on our show, we don't want to talk about Kanye anymore....
  • Baltimore students score near bottom in reading, math on key national assessment

    04/10/2018 8:16:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/10/2018 | Liz Bowie
    Baltimore City students scored near the bottom in reading and math compared to children in other cities and large urban areas on an important national assessment given in 2017. In fourth- and eighth-grade reading, only 13 percent of city students are considered proficient or advanced. In fourth-grade math, 14 percent were proficient and in eighth-grade math 11 percent met the mark, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federally mandated test from the U.S. Department of Education... That put the Baltimore ahead of only Detroit and Cleveland, and sometimes ahead of Milwaukee and Fresno, Calif. areas of...
  • NRA board member Ted Nugent: Mushy-brained Parkland shooting survivors have no soul

    03/31/2018 9:01:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 3/31/2018 | Matthew Martinez
    Ted Nugent went on a conservative radio show Friday evening and lobbed another round of insults at the most outspoken survivors of the Valentines Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. During his guest spot on The Joe Pags Show, hosted by Joe Pagliarulo and syndicated from WOAI in San Antonio, Texas, the NRA board member was asked why the media had turned on the NRA. The level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity. Again, the National Rifle Association are a bunch of American families who have a voice to stand up for our God-given constitutionally...
  • Former UAW official Nancy Johnson charged in alleged FCA bribery scheme

    03/21/2018 12:46:39 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 19 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | March 21, 2018 | Dave Bartkowiak Jr.
    DETROIT - A former senior ranking United Automobile Workers (UAW) official is accused of taking part in a conspiracy in which she and other union officials accepted a stream of concealed payments and things of value from FCA executives. Nancy A. Johnson, of Macomb Township, allegedly took part in this bribery scheme with FCA executives in the months leading up to the 2015 collective bargaining negotiations, according to the United States Attorney's Office....... Johnson is accused of illegally accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer clothing, golf resort fees, limousine services, lavish meals, luxury accommodations, luggage, and first-class...
  • Financial State of the Cities 2016

    03/17/2018 9:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Truth in Accounting ^ | January 24, 2018
    Truth in Accounting .. based on fiscal year 2016 comprehensive annual financial reports .. found that 64 cities do not have enough money to pay all of their bills, and in total, the cities have racked up $335.4 billion in unfunded municipal debt. ... Government reports are lengthy, cumbersome, and sometimes misleading documents ... taxpayers and citizens deserve easy-to-understand, truthful, and transparent financial information from their governments. ... to balance the budget, elected officials have not included the true costs of the government in their budget calculations and have pushed costs onto future taxpayers. ... TIA was unable to rank...
  • Good Monday Moanin

    02/26/2018 7:00:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-26-18 | MOTUS
    The Detroit Free Press once had a columnist by the name of Bob Talbert. He wasnt a deep thinker but he was deeply beloved for his down home (he originally hailed from South Carolina) take on things and his humor back when writers for that rag were still allowed to be apolitical and funny. Bob Talbert: Detroit Free Press columnist 1968-1999At one time he wrote 7 days a week, but at the time of his premature death in 1999 his column was a must-read Monday thru Friday and the first column of the workweek was dubbed Monday Moanin Out...
  • It's not just homicides that have increased in Baltimore commercial robberies are up 88 percent

    02/24/2018 8:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Jessica Anderson
    While the three-year spike in violent crime in Baltimore draws most of the attention, business owners across the city have suffered a similar increase in commercial robberies. Such crime has risen 88 percent in the last five years, from 560 commercial robberies in 2013 to more than 1,000 last year. Business owners are also complaining of threats outside their stores: drug dealing, intimidation, stabbings and shootings. Theyre fighting back with security measures guards, surveillance cameras, door buzzer systems moving out of the city or, in some cases, shutting down altogether. Our members are very concerned, said Cailey Locklair...
  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this months school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process, ... When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example. Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimores highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI wont be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nations 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...