Tuesday, March 9, 2010

President of Detroit school board

This article was in the Detroit News on March 4th. It was written about Otis Mathis, who is president of the Detroit school board. The sample from one of his emails follows, "If you saw Sunday's Free Press that shown Robert Bobb the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, move Mark Twain to Boynton which have three times the number seats then students and was one of the reason's he gave for closing school to many empty seats." I am just so disgusted to know that one of the top educators in this Detroit writes and thinks like this!! What is more appalling is that this man is in charge of the academic future of the 90,000 children in Detroit! What is even more appalling is that he graduated high school with a 1.8 point average! He even had the nerve to challenge a requirement that Wayne State University had about passing an English proficiency test! Are you kidding? This should be enforced, not eliminated. This requirement was dropped in 2007!!!! Shame on Wayne State!!! For years America has been dumbing down and this is just another example!! No wonder companies are going overseas!